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The Nation That Prays Together . . . .

Two attractive young women entered the restaurant, placed their food orders and sat down at a table. They simutaneously pulled out their smartphones, bowed their heads and silently said “Grace”. “That’s nice”, thought I.   I could be wrong tho … Continue reading

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On Transponders, Wi-Fi and Paranoia

My HP Pavilion 560w PC is now twelve years old! How very interesting. You know how an electric motor is the exact opposite of a generator? Or an audio speaker is the exact opposite of a microphone. They have all … Continue reading

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The Man in the Tin Foil Hat

It’s an old cliché and a stereotype, the man in the tin foil hat. He’s loony but harmless – a little bit off. Usually above average in intelligence, he’s paranoid or neurotic; obsessively worried – and the reason he wears … Continue reading

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I Must Be Very, Very Special

 It’s not every day you meet a man who’s been censored by two dictionaries. That would be me. I am, of course, referring to both Wiktionary and Merriam-Webster Online.  Long-story-short, it’s all about the dictionary definition of feminism. Many years … Continue reading

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House Afire

In walking through the neighborhood after dark I’ve sometimes seen what at first glance appears to be a house afire. People tend to sit in the dark while watching their television. The rapid, flickering play of light from the TV … Continue reading

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Never Trust Wikipedia

Wiki-Talk: There once was a TALK Page. It was there for a reason: Truth for the Common Good. The TALK and DISCUSSION Pages existed in Wikipedia so that interested parties could freely and voluntarily leave comments on the topics at … Continue reading

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Chess

My son asked, how did I get so good at chess? When I was seven years old my soon-to-be brother-in-law Frank Lyman taught me the basic rules of chess, and we played quite often. I can’t explain why he took … Continue reading

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Riffing and Forwarding: 2009

The following was published on-line in The Urban Dictionary: Riffing is not only a musical term rooted in Jazz but also a comedic term. In common usage the term Jazz has not only several denotations but it also has several … Continue reading

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