Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Price of Convenience

Every couple of years or so, I feel it incumbent to perform my duties as a citizen and warn my fellows against convenience stores. Wait. Don’t stop reading. This will get more interesting shortly. This time around, I am motivated … Continue reading

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Security

So, honestly, what did you think the National Security Agency did out there in the Washington suburbs? Read and clip newspapers? The recent furor amazes me. Of course they’re monitoring the phones, the emails, the text messages and all the … Continue reading

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Floaters

I have a new companion, a black spot slightly larger than a pinhead that bounces around in the vision of my left eye. Sometimes it is accompanied by a crescent that flashes at the very edge of my peripheral vision. … Continue reading

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WTF, Part II

Looking back, what is particularly galling are the wrong decisions made when no other options seemed worthwhile. I had met my first wife while working for a well-known newspaper that frowned on married couples working together. Her career was farther … Continue reading

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WTF Part 1

Three or four times a day I stop moving, stand stock still and ask, “What happened?” It’s not a metaphorical question but a real expression of wonder. “What happened?” How did I end up living in the suburbs of Washington … Continue reading

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