Monthly Archives: October 2012

Mary Shelley — A Life In Horror

Mary Shelley — A Life In Horror     Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein is considered a horror classic, and it is my opinion that no film version has yet done it justice.  But fiction can’t match reality for true horror, and Mary’s … Continue reading

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Deus Ex Machina

Deus Ex Machina     Machines have never impressed me much.  You know how horses can sense your fear, and they’ll mess with you?  I think machines sense my antipathy, and they don’t like me, either.  Every car I’ve ever had, save … Continue reading

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The Real Threats to Democracy

The Real Threats to Democracy     These are dangerous times for America.  Our foreign policy over the past 100 years has made us plenty of enemies.  There are those who would destroy our way of life unless we remain ever vigilant.  … Continue reading

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Conan the Librarian

Conan the Librarian     I had the great fortune to work for ten years in a large city library system.  The last half of that time I did reference work.  Helping people get smarter — best job I ever had.  This … Continue reading

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A Culture of Dependency

A Culture of Dependency By Earnest Prankheimer     Conservatives have always hated the poor and needy.  It’s more than hatred, it’s contempt.  They think those people are just lazy, otherwise they would all be millionaires.  Much of this delusion comes from … Continue reading

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