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Hey, Abbott!

December 21, 2014 • Posted in: Uncategorized • Comments Closed

Defining Moments

November 15, 2014 • Posted in: Uncategorized • Comments Closed

Baseball’s Hall of Confusion

In a few years the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown will be a mess. Tarnished. Unfair. Disturbingly inconsistent. There will of course be the core collection of baseball greats, enshrined before the drug scandal exploded. Not entirely angels, as they include spitballers, corked-bat hitters, spike sharpeners, and ball scuffers, whose slap-on-the-wrist punishments weren’t considered disqualifying […]

September 14, 2013 • Posted in: Uncategorized • Comments Closed

Why We Need to Bomb Syria

In the ultra-connected world we live in today, isolationism is not an option. Turning our backs on atrocities can be devastating to our global interests and thus our domestic. Yet we and the rest of the world quail and bicker and dither as a ruthless dictator sets a new standard of military horror, the mass […]

September 9, 2013 • Posted in: Uncategorized • Comments Closed

When Bullying Turns Criminal

In Greenwich, CT last week a 15-year-old high school sophomore took his life with a shotgun after his first day of school, apparently in abject despair after years of vicious bullying and tormenting by fellow students with little or no intervention or help from anyone. You’d like to think the bullies, especially those who on […]

September 2, 2013 • Posted in: Uncategorized • Comments Closed

Accepting the Absurd

The recent mass shooting in Aurora underscores the absurdities we countenance in our society when we allow industries to buy off our politicians, write our laws, and bankroll lobbying campaigns to get them passed. All to “legitimize” the sale of products that annihilate us. Making it easy for criminals and deranged individuals to acquire assault […]

July 27, 2012 • Posted in: Uncategorized • Comments Closed

Oh, the Hypocrisy of Us All

You and I, everyone, are hypocrites. All of us, in our lives, righteously disapprove of certain forms of behavior while wittingly or unwittingly partaking in them ourselves. We are imperfect beings, our words and actions sometimes at odds with the values we purport to live by. Give you some examples. If you invest in mutual […]

June 2, 2012 • Posted in: Uncategorized • Comments Closed

Justify or Die: How O.J. Simpson Lives with Himself

Humans are possibly the only animals on the planet who have to live with themselves. That is, deal with guilt, shame, embarrassment, and self-loathing for their unsavory actions. You don’t see dogs writhing in mortification after passing gas in the living room. You don’t see tigers agonizing remorsefully after mauling their trainers. Rather, they seem […]

April 26, 2011 • Posted in: Uncategorized • Comments Closed

Where’s a Crotchety Old Librarian When You Need One?

Libraries are places to read. Work. Do research. And keep your mouth shut. Or, if you’re compelled to open it, speak in a whisper. That’s what I was taught. And got a sharp rebuke if I didn’t abide by it. Today, entitled mothers and their entitled children evidently aren’t subject to such strictures. For them, […]

February 14, 2011 • Posted in: Uncategorized • Comments Closed

Is it true blondes have more anchor jobs?

Seems like it. If you do a cursory scan of FOX (no pun intended) News, CNN and MSNBC, you might notice a lot of flaxen heads staring back at you. Blonde female anchors, analysts and reporters appear to be proliferating. And, far as I can tell, no one’s complaining. Certainly not me. These are intellgent, […]

February 10, 2011 • Posted in: Uncategorized • Comments Closed