Tag Archives: Culture

The Recipe

Once upon a time, in a land not far from here, a family gathering took place. A banquet was laid out with all manner of food and drink. It was, as they say, a “pot luck” dinner, where everyone brought … Continue reading

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Dark Christmas

  Photographed at Tay Ninh Base Camp, on the Cambodian border, 1969 “God bless us, everyone”.

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Occlupanid Behavior

While a great deal of painstaking research has gone into the general taxonomic classification of occulpanids, next to nothing has been discovered as to their behavior, environmental niche, internal anatomical structure and function, and even their biological life cycle. Any … Continue reading

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The Boys Next Door

When my son was growing up he had a couple of neighbor kids he used to play with. They were brothers with not much more then a year between them in age. Boys generally are rather rambunctious to begin with … Continue reading

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Encyclopædia Britannica vs Merriam-Webster, Inc.

We may never know why, shortly after our American born Merriam-Webster, Inc. and its many, many dictionaries and publications were purchased by and became a subsidiary of the British Encyclopædia Britannica in The Year of The Poison Pill (1964) that, … Continue reading

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I Love Women

I love women. I really do. I care about women. There have been many women in my life: My mother; my sisters; my aunts; sisters-in-law; cousins not to mention the wives of friends, co-workers, the girls I’ve dated and the … Continue reading

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I Am Not Like Other Men

Betwixt my mother and my father there was no domestic violence. My mother was not a rebel and my father was the unchallenged head of our household (as recognized in the Population Schedule of the Census). My father’s word was … Continue reading

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ABNORML

This’ll put a bee in your bonnet: The sale of marijuana is illegal. Propaganda promoting the legalization of marijuana is selling. Propaganda promoting the legalization of marijuana is therefore illegal.

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If America Were A Woman

In the futile attempt to find the true origin and original lyrics to The Hearse Song for use in preface to an essay on funerals I stumbled upon a dark poem of both gothic horror and romance. The central theme … Continue reading

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The Time-Honored Conflict

There is no logical correlation between chronological age and wisdom. Wisdom is something you seek. If you do not value it, if you do not seek it out, you will not find it. Wisdom is not genetically endowed nor is … Continue reading

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