April 2016 archive

Apr 24

Chronicle from the Old Folks’ Home—Part 6

In Brief—The author’s musings in those creative early morning hours. ——————————————————————————————————————————- Chaos and Injustice Reign— “So what are your plans for the day,” asks the ever-cheerful woman who prepares to feed me. “The same as every other day” is my reply. It’s a reflection of the sameness of every day about which I have written. …

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Apr 17

“Polly Want a Cracker”

In Brief—Some (not all) of what you always wanted to know about parrots. They’re much smarter than you thought. ——————————————————————————————————————————— No More “Dumb Animal” Nonsense— “Polly want a cracker” belongs to the dark ages when humans thought birds were…well-l-l, “bird brains.” Turns out they’re as smart as your little four-year-old genius. Maybe smarter. Scientist Carl …

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Apr 10

Revisiting “The Many Flaws of Islam”

In Brief—Frequent reader visits to the blog piece “The Many Flaws of Islam” shows that Islam requires further examination and explanation. ———————————————————————————————————————————– All Religion is Illogical— As stated by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg, “With or without [religion] you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good …

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Apr 03

Conversation With a Killer

In Brief—Memories of a conversation the author had with the host of the author’s wedding reception. —————————————————————————————————————————— An Invitation Stirs Unpleasant Memories— No, this was not a scene from my years as a criminal defense lawyer. It took place during and after a joyous celebration that was a part of my tossed salad life. I …

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