Monthly Archives: February 2014

Falls the Shadow (2/24/14)

American culture favors superlatives, the best and the worst.  There is no middle.  Being in the middle is worse than being the worst, because it’s boring.  This obsession with the extremes generates a lot of meaningless questions, like “Who was … Continue reading

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Tells Us How It Feels (2/17/14)

Christin Cooper is America’s new villain (quickly surpassing the Florida guy who shot up those kids for playing their radio too loudly, or the jury that couldn’t decide if that was wrong).  Her sin is that she did something that … Continue reading

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Fist (2/10/14)

Strong, trained, and ready, I approach the cage.  My music plays loudly, and my fans roar their approval.  But my opponent is stronger, better trained, and more ready, and his music and fans are louder still.  What chance do I … Continue reading

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The Savage Stamps (2/3/14)

The summer of 1986 was when I first saw the stamps. My wife was very pregnant and had been let go by her employer to avoid paying maternity benefits, and I had taken on a second job at a drive-thru … Continue reading

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