Monthly Archives: July 2016

Welcome to the Rio Zikalympics!

Welcome to the Rio Zikalympics!     Just two years ago I wrote about preparations for World Cup 2014, in wherein we discovered the corruption of both Brazil’s wealthy elite and soccer’s governing body, FIFA.  Sadly, only the event has changed.  Oh, … Continue reading

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Alice in Looking-Glass America

Alice in Looking-Glass America (with apologies to Lewis Carroll)      Once upon a time and place in Junction City, Kansas, a young girl named Alice was sitting quietly, petting a kitten in her lap.  A chessboard sat on the table … Continue reading

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To Escape Death Star, Take This Brexit

To Escape Death Star, Take This Brexit     June 23rd, 2016 may well join a list of significant events in European history.  On that day the United Kingdom, in a national referendum, voted to leave the European Union.  That had never … Continue reading

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Tricksters in Myth and Reality

Tricksters in Myth and Reality     This week’s post celebrates the fifth anniversary of Wryly Coyote.  I’d like to express my sincere thanks to my long-suffering webmaster, Obi-John Kenobi, and to my seven or eight readers.  I do it all for … Continue reading

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Dispelling Some American Delusions

Dispelling Some American Delusions     We live in troubled times, that’s for sure.  Terrorism, mass shootings, deadly viruses, and even more deadly presidential candidates dominate the headlines.  It’s normal for people to be fearful and disoriented and, as Barack Obama said … Continue reading

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