Notes From the Edge

The Triumph of the Trivial

Recently I gave evidence in a tragic case in which a young man died whose life might have ...

Notes From the Edge

Toss Another Bag of Coal on the Christmas Fire

Dear Santa Claus: It's been well over forty years since I wrote you a letter, but I don"...

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The Men Who Taste Jews in Their Sandwiches

I woke up this morning with a bit of a chest cold and decided not to blame the Jews for it...

Politics

Anything Goes No More

Teen pop star Miley Cyrus is in the news again. I think she bared her torso or the side of...

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The Year in the Rear-View

A week is proverbially a long time in politics. A year is 52.14 times longer than that. Ou...

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You’re Not Supposed to Notice

There seems to have been a lot of rioting recently. The Greeks are rioting over government...

Politics

Was Jesus a Pennsylvania Dutch Neocon?

During the last five years I"€™ve written provocative fortnightly columns for the Lancas...

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George Carlin

Seven Ideas You Can Never Discuss on Television

In 1972 comedian George Carlin famously delineated the "€œSeven Words You Can Never Say ...

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Loyalty to the Tribe

It’s been over six years since I last attended a church service. I maintain a proper...

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The Tyranny of Availability

The Tyranny of Availability

“I had a wonderful time—but this was not it,” is what I contemplated, th...

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Procrastinating, From Mallorca to Marbella

Procrastinating, From Mallorca to Marbella

The longer we postpone things we must do, the harder it becomes to accomplish them, don"€...

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The Little Man and the Dentist

The Little Man and the Dentist

—-Forgive me for interrupting, the little man said, but I thought I had read his oeu...