Thursday Bag o’ Dementia

September 23, 2023: A reader commented on this 11-year-old post today, thanking me for the tips about riding motorcycles in the vicinity of cars. I don’t do a lot of this, but I’m putting the post back to the top of the blog where new readers might see it. It’s not a very distant look […]

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An Unfashionable Position (Updated)

Over the past two days my sympathies with regard to Israel and Palestine, which were initially with the Gazans, have started moving back in a pro-Israel direction. I keep asking myself what my country would do in similar circumstances. I hate what’s happening, but I can’t bring myself to condemn Israel. Moreover, some European pro-Palestine […]

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Idiocracy Now

My experience with new year’s resolutions has been generally unsatisfactory.  With me … and with almost everyone I know … resolutions are prescriptions for self-induced stress, ultimate failure, and consequent depression.  They suck. That’s not to say I haven’t made deals with myself and stuck to them: I successfully quit smoking years ago and more […]

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