Monthly Archives: September 2017

No Free Mulch! Gardening by Conservative Principles

No Free Mulch! Gardening by Conservative Principles (dedicated to Phil, my own personal Chauncey Gardiner)     Every year I plant a small vegetable garden. It’s just a small patch, 5’ by 15’. It’s more effort than what I get from it, … Continue reading

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This Is Your Brain on Clickbait

This Is Your Brain on Clickbait Click here to continue to article.     It was about 20 years ago that we found out tobacco companies were adding ammonia to their tobacco to increase the prospect of addiction. When it’s smoked, nicotine … Continue reading

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Donald Trump — a Shakespearean Tragedy

Donald Trump — a Shakespearean Tragedy (This one’s for some friends who really know their Shakespeare: Janet, and Gina & Dennis)     Last spring there was quite the kerfuffle about a Shakespeare in the Park version of Julius Caesar, with a … Continue reading

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Monuments to Oppression: Civil and Uncivil Wars

Monuments to Oppression: Civil and Uncivil Wars     Mark Twain had been working on a book, but had reached an impasse, and he set it aside for some years. Then on one of his numerous trips down the Mississippi, he had … Continue reading

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