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Things That P*ss Me Off

I grow older. The stuff I once allowed to pass by me without so much as a shiver now causes a full-body tremor. I remember seeing the same thing happen to my father as he achieved a certain age. He … Continue reading

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I Shouldn’t Be Posting This

A couple of days ago, I started writing something I know will be offensive to many. I no longer care. It will serve the narrative of what I am working on, and good writing should be offensive at times, if … Continue reading

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Sputter Sputter

I haven’t written a blog in several months, so this will be a bit disjointed. I feel as if there’s nothing left to say from the social and political standpoint. It’s all been shouted and whispered by people more gifted … Continue reading

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A Not-So-Original Idea

In a couple of hours I’ll be off to Ukraine, a place I have grown to enjoy a lot. I like this country because, among other things, people walk the parks at two in the morning without fear of being … Continue reading

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In Memory of One Veteran

My great-uncle Répaud lived on the ground floor of our apartment building in Paris, across the courtyard from his ex-wife, Jacqueline, whom he still loved and visited several times a day. He shared his space with a three-legged dog, Soldat, … Continue reading

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Democracy’s Failure

Here’s the funny thing about democracy. It doesn’t work; we know it doesn’t work; we pretend that it does work, and believe it’s the best system around—which, sadly, in our times may be true. The notion that people are responsible … Continue reading

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Natural Born Killer

I’ve never been a fan of hunting. I have friends who hunt and have listened to their arguments that their pastime is a sporting one that serves to better the environment. This may be true in cases, or it may … Continue reading

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