Monthly Archives: September 2012

caveat lector: “let the reader beware”

Normally, I eschew writing about, or even discussing, politics, but as I blog this (mid-September 2012), the quadrennial circus that is the American presidential campaign has cranked up the music, released the clowns, and is spinning itself into its frenzied, … Continue reading

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three of these things are not like the others….

For many, many years–ever since I was a kid, actually–I’ve been a huge fan of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit.  It’s one of my favorite books, and I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve read it.  I really enjoyed the … Continue reading

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a tale of two terrors

September 11 has come ‘round again, as it always does, but for me, at least, it has lost its teeth.  While I was in Washington, D.C on that day, and while I was scared (and stayed that way for a … Continue reading

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