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Words I Didn’t Know I Knew: A Female Fox

We have seen a red fox running around our neighborhood recently, so I have been learning more about them from the Internet. Trivia: What is the name of a female fox? A: a vixen. (There is no standard name for … Continue reading

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Leaving a Comment

I’ll be upfront with you. I don’t know how a comment on a posting works, and I don’t have the interest to find out. Leave a comment and you may see it displayed or you may not. I have no … Continue reading

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Wide-Angle Photo Distortion

“Keep Calm and Carry Buckets, Britain’s Parliament is Leaking,” by Jenny Gross. The Wall Street Journal, 11/12/2015. This posting is not about London’s Parliament building repairs, nor is it a criticism of Jenny Gross, the WSJ author who wrote the … Continue reading

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All This Fuss Over Inequality

“Beggar Thy Neighbor,” by Daniel Shuchman (A book review of “On Inequality” by Harry G. Frankfurt). The Wall Street Journal, 10/9/2015.  Also discussed in George Will’s syndicated column that appeared in my local newspaper 10/18/2015. The current emphasis on correcting … Continue reading

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Animal Guilt and Shame

I recently saw a click-bait piece on the Internet that claimed animals do not share the two common human emotions of guilt and shame. I agree with that because animals are not aware of their own existence, as are humans … Continue reading

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Trouble With the IRS

I know, listening to someone else’s tax problems is like listening to an insurance salesman, but my problems are over, and I am only presenting this as an example of the sad state of the federal government that we could … Continue reading

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Fecal Transplants

“The Excrement Experiment” by Emily Eakin. The New Yorker, December 1, 2014. Crohn’s disease is a nasty, chronic inflammatory bowel disease that destroys the lining of the digestive tract. It is an autoimmune disease. As many as seven hundred thousand … Continue reading

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