Monthly Archives: September 2014

Amazing High-performance Old Guy

  C’est moi.  I am, in fact, an Amazing, High-performance Old Guy, hereafter AHOG.[1] You will want evidence, of course, as you should.  Let’s start with this morning, when this first occurred to me.  I made my first Starbucks run … Continue reading

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Consenting to sex

Here is the way the State of California is going at the question: Section 67386 is added to the Education Code, to read:  (a) In order to receive state funds for student financial assistance, the governing board of each community college … Continue reading

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Plan B

No one knows what God first had in mind for our species. Genesis gives us one picture of it.  One.  This is it. “The man and his wife heard the sound of Yahweh God walking in the garden in the … Continue reading

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Save the Planet! O.K. How Long?

I am not the first person to wince at “Save the Planet!” bumper stickers  I know there is a context that needs to be taken into account, but sometimes you can get a fresh look at an issue by refusing to … Continue reading

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“The Hard White Light of Integrity”

For about a month now, I have been basking in the stories that make up Simon Van Booy’s new book, The Illusion of Separateness.  The book isn’t really a fable with a point.  It is better than that in every … Continue reading

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The President and March Madness

It’s early September today.  Teachers have just celebrated their New Year’s Eve, the last evening before “the year” starts for them.  Students have finished shopping for back to school clothes and backpacks and tablets—I meant the paper ones; with the spiral … Continue reading

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Don’t move or we’ll lose our political stability

Nothing about this political cartoon is there so that it will cause us to feel an affinity with the fat capitalist in the overstuffed chair.  I’m not entirely sure what the food is on the table behind the safe, but … Continue reading

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