Monthly Archives: May 2011

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Happy Birthday, Bobby

If he’s 70 today, he must have been 22 that day I first saw him. I’d just graduated from high school, and was working at a camp in the Berkshires. Tina and Liz had driven up to take me to … Continue reading

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If you can read this you’re still alive

The world has been supposed to end only about 30 times,13 in just my lifetime, so it’s not unreasonable to assume that once again it didn’t, but if it did, this blog and this blog post are still around and, … Continue reading

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Ho Chi Minh’s unbirthday

Chip, who is not one for celebrating time or dates or birthdays, told me tonight that today is Ho Chi Minh’s birthday, and that he very clearly remembers what he was doing, 40 years ago on this date. He’d been … Continue reading

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“Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac”

Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic. – Bertrand Russell Well, let’s take a look at some of the men in the … Continue reading

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The rabbit is feeling the heat

The thing about addiction is that it provides an answer to the question: What was he thinking? Answer: He wasn’t. Take our friend Ron, for example. He’s the only person I’ve ever heard of who was able to prevail upon … Continue reading

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Wait for June, and be of good courage

There’s my friend with MS whose electric scooter was demolished by an SUV, putting her in the hospital with skull and other fractures; there’s my friend who was held up at gunpoint on New Year’s Eve, who said NO!, and … Continue reading

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Hawk Team 6?

Luckily I’d gotten through two of the three New York Times I was behind (which took a long time what with the details of the bin Laden raid – 100 thumb drives and DVDs and computers and handwritten journals and … Continue reading

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Dear Brandon:

Are you KIDDING ME?!?! Obama has failed miserably and when the Department of Defense and the CIA (with other intel agencies) locate and kill him it’s all praise to Obama? It wasn’t Obama’s plan that killed him, just his order. … Continue reading

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Avian update

My daughter is a cancer doctor, and sees a lot of suffering and dying; and yet (possibly in compensation) she can’t stand to hear anything about animals suffering or dying. When I told her about the hawks and eagles I … Continue reading

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