Category Archives: Media and Mayhem

The Mysteries of Spectator Sports

When I arrived at my office building this morning, the next block South was covered by numerous police cars surrounding a large, centrally located big blue van parked perpendicular to the direction of normal traffic flow. Police were out in … Continue reading

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Curiosity

I was not yet born when “one giant leap for mankind” catapulted the moon and NASA into the fervor of the American consciousness. Until last night, the biggest space-related event from NASA was the retirement of the space shuttles and … Continue reading

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On Education and Money

“Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.” Will Durant The funny thing about education is that sometimes one doesn’t realize the value of it until the moment is … Continue reading

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Messing Around Unconsionably in a Sordid World

Truth shifts and changes like a cataract of diamonds; its aspect is never precisely the same at two successive instants. But error flows down the channel of history like some great stream of lava or infinitely lethargic glacier. It is … Continue reading

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Botox and the Media

“All successful newspapers are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose. They never defend anyone or anything if they can help it; if the job is forced on them, they tackle it by denouncing someone or something else.” H. L. Mencken “It’s white … Continue reading

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