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fight them there or here?

December 13th, 2015 No Comments

David Brooks wrote this week about the powerful role played by disaffection and perceived powerlessness in recruitment for a nihilistic radical movement that relies on adherents’ self-immolation to accomplish its utopian ideals. He directed his argument toward ISIS or the so-called Islamic State, but every point he made explains as well or better why undereducated […]


missing my picker-upper Boston

December 6th, 2015 No Comments

Missing someone involves relearning basic lessons — like gravity. For more than the last dozen years, I never had to worry about anything spilled on my kitchen floor. I had my own magic word — not “Abracadabra,” though maybe that might have worked. Mine was “Boston,” beckoning my always-hungry mutt to clean up whatever I […]


When the Fix Went In

July 24th, 2015 1 Comment

Suddenly, ordinary people had access to the stock market at low cost. Until this shift occurred, there were two savings economies.

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Fireworks Flight Gives Great Overview

July 9th, 2015 4 Comments

Like God answering prayers or Google performing searches, each expression was its own. But from above, the parts gathered into a surprisingly satisfying whole.

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A Little Summer FUFFFery

May 29th, 2015 1 Comment

Except for the flying part, haven’t our cars become everything we expected from jet packs?


One Teacher Who Made a Difference

May 1st, 2015 21 Comments

She taught us that words matter — “Be careful what you call things.” She, for example, was Mrs. Elmen. But after graduation, she was Pat.


only “lateralists” can subvert top-down structures

December 7th, 2014 2 Comments

Large organizations should be hiring a bevy of lateralists. I have no exhaustive list, though one may exist out there. From my narrow perspective, I know of two.


predicting College Football Playoff pairings

December 7th, 2014 3 Comments

Here are my guesses for how the committee will arrange its inaugural playoff pairings and a little bit of why it makes sense.

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Dirty Laundry Dept.: I Hate Reading

April 11th, 2014 No Comments

I hate reading. I’ve always been an atrociously slow reader. But I love having read.

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Caricatures Comfort, But Cartoons Challenge

December 13th, 2013 No Comments

Comics rely on surprise — that’s where the pleasure comes from. Caricatures have a simpler formula.

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