Monthly Archives: March 2011

Liar Liar

Is lying against the law? Technically, yes, if you are under oath, but what of other lies, the small and great ones we tell every day? At stake is a Constitutional issue worth exploring. We all lie. Recently, a judge … Continue reading

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Faust and the Swan

It’s been a good year for disasters. Three months into 2011, the planet has already undergone 76 earthquakes ranging from six to 9.9 magnitudes on the Richter scale. The death toll in Japan alone from the recent quakes and subsequent … Continue reading

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Twenty Years

Last week I celebrated 20 years of not putting any addictive substances—alcohol, marijuana, pills, etc.—into my body. It’s been an interesting two decades. On the one hand, sobriety has kept me alive, of this I’m persuaded. Twenty years ago I … Continue reading

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We’re Number 10!

Somehow the fist-waving chant of “We’re Number 10” simply doesn’t make it. In the nation that originated 20th-century concept of “We’re-the-best-just-watch-us-go,” the calamitous drop from number one to something far less is a better pill to swallow, but there it … Continue reading

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Needles

Here’s a fun fact. The Nation’s Capital, Washington, District of Colombia, political center of the Western world and seat of Congress, the White House, the Supreme Court and the U.S. federal government as a whole, has an HIV/AIDS infection rate … Continue reading

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Bad Time Charlie

I love Charlie Sheen. There’s nothing like watching a drunk dig his own grave, not realizing that his diatribes are being taped for comic relief by thousands in recovery.  Maybe it has to do with the fact that his father, … Continue reading

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