Monthly Archives: December 2011

Chronic Electile Dysfunction

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) The original E.D., the Bob Dole kind, is typically age- and often disease-related.  Some semblance of the old urge is still there, but the hydraulics that translate the intention into action no longer pressurize … Continue reading

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The Iraq War – Worth It? To Whom?

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division rejoice in the convoy staging area before departing Camp Adder, now known as Imam Ali Base, Dec. 17, near Nasiriyah, Iraq. (MSNBC PhotoBlog) The last U.S. … Continue reading

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The First Christopher Hitchens Day – 15 December, 2011

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) If you read his stuff, as many have noted, you felt you knew him.  I think this is because there was a big, clear intellect there to know, a real, complete person.  He didn’t … Continue reading

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A Contempory Christmas Carol, Part 2

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) “Ghost of the Future,” he exclaimed, “I fear you more than any spectre I have seen. But as I know your purpose is to do me good, and as I hope to live to … Continue reading

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A Contemporary Christmas Carol, Part 1

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within … Continue reading

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