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The End Of The World As We Know It

Back in 1987 REM had a popular song proclaiming “It’s the end of the world as we know it.” That certainly seems to fit the spirit of the times today. But that was also the feeling of physicists back in … Continue reading

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All Together Now

We’re all in this together. That’s not a popular thought these days. These days we prefer to think of how we’re different: conservative, progressive, young, old, white, black, woman, man, Republican, Democrat, Christian, Muslim, Jew, vegan, meat eater, Yankees fan, … Continue reading

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Swept Away

January 9th is a milestone date in my life. My experiences from January 9, 1964 have etched into my mind a life lesson that I carry to this day. Eight years ago, on January 9, 2008, I shared it from … Continue reading

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Race War Talk

It appears some people have a hankering for a race war. Trump himself appeared to throw gasoline on the fire recently by making a false claim that some people were calling for moments of silence in honor of the shooter … Continue reading

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The Only Certainty Is Uncertainty

Uncertainty is one of our biggest issues today. With so many changes happening in the world, and with nobody in charge appearing to know how to deal with them, the uncertainty of it all can feel overwhelming. However, it appears … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney, Quantum Politician

Today’s New York Times opinion section has a great column titled “A Quantum Theory of Mitt Romney.”  Drawing on the recent comparison of Romney’s campaign strategies to an Etch-A-Sketch, David Javerbaum observes: The imagery may have been unfortunate, but Mr. … Continue reading

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Politics As Sport

A coworker approached me this morning clutching his copy of the NY Post. He was beaming, gloating about Republican Scott Brown beating Democrat Martha Coakley in Massachusetts’ special election for the Senate seat vacated by Ted Kennedy’s death. While he’d … Continue reading

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