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In A Way, Pangloss Was Right

In A Way, Pangloss Was Right

  “If this is the best of all possible worlds, what are the others like!”  Candide Pangloss was the silly old philosopher (a stand in for Leibniz) that Voltaire poked fun at in his classic story Candide. I read Candide years ago and continue to learn from and enjoy it...

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Left

Left

 Left refers to those who left the comforts (or miseries) of home for a new start in the sixties especially the “back-to-the-landers some of whom established communes, or the itinerant travelers along the Hippie trail, or the lost hedonists of the Haight Ashbury that...

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Here We Go Again

Here We Go Again

 Here we are once again up against the dreaded debt ceiling. What is it? It’s a self-imposed limit on the amount the U.S. government can borrow that allows politicians to play Russian roulette with the American people. It is a stupid idea because it prevents the...

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Do Humans Have Souls?

Do Humans Have Souls?

  In a recent post Think in the Morning reviewed a new book by physicist Sabine Hossenfelder (Existential Physics). In this Big Think video Hossenfelder discusses what human beings are and whether they have...

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Fifty Years Ago

Fifty Years Ago

 Fifty years ago this month I walked away from an academic career in economics and into the restaurant business. Several personal tragedies led to the decision most notably the death of my father, my sister and my brother all within a two year period. If ever...

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Short Fiction – Dandelion

Short Fiction – Dandelion

   Robert Parker is old. He doesn’t feel old. He’s alone, as alone as he can be. No family. No friends. They’re all gone. Dead. Bad luck, disease, old age—one damn thing after another. He’s joined the ranks of Eleanor Rigby, Father McKenzie. He never thought he would....

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Crypto Klepto

Crypto Klepto

 A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking real money.                         Senator Everett Dirksen Beware, this is a LOUD song. Not our type but the lyrics were irresistible in this discussion of the FTX...

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When To Stop

When To Stop

  You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.  William Blake  You are in your hotel room and hear sounds from the room next door. “Oh my God!” she says. “Don’t stop. Don’t stop. Oh God, oh God, oh God! Keep going! Don’t stop!” The walls...

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See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil

See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil

 When I was in college many many years ago Salvador Allende was elected President of Chile as a democratic socialist. The Sound of Silence was at the top of the music charts. Richard Nixon was the U.S. President and Henry Kissinger was Nixon’s National Security...

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Short Fiction: Zihuatanejo

Short Fiction: Zihuatanejo

 They marched him up the steep stone stairs of the pyramid. He could barely lift his knees high enough to move from one stair to the next. They had drugged him. Mescaline, peyote or some similar psychedelic substance. All around him rang out the wild sounds of drums,...

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