Monthly Archives: December 2011

Year End Confessions and Prognostications

When I began this experiment in blogging back in April of 2011, I had no idea if I would be capable of writing “well” weekly and, more important, whether I could maintain the interest of a lively and demanding group … Continue reading

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The Faith of Christopher Hitchens: In Memoriam

Click Image to Read full Article Exactly one week ago the civilized world lost a brilliant and outspoken essayist to esophageal cancer.  It was his choice, in large measure. Christopher Hitchens lived on the edge – strong drink and cigarettes, … Continue reading

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Mishka, the Russian Winter, and Terror in the Homeland

Click Image to Read Full Article “Now is the winter of our discontent” – William Shakespeare “Civilization originates in conquest abroad and repression at home.” – Stanley Diamond Well, the thaw may be on, but winter in Russia is just … Continue reading

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An Incredible Journey: The Hubris of Kepler 22-B

Click image to read article What about that John Corzine?  Is he the man, or what?  The guy lost a few billion dollars of his clients monies in a series of financial charades, some of which he cannot even account … Continue reading

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Being Beside Oneself, Sharing, and Shamanic Ecstasy

Click image to read article I have suggested on more than a few occasions that the boundaries of the self, which we take as a given today – boundaries that serve to delimit me as independent of the world I … Continue reading

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