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“Alien: Isolation” And The Art Of Dying

Fear is holding me back. Most people can say this, but I’m at a crossroads in my life where it’s more apparent than it’s ever been. I’ve always been fearful. There’s a pit in the middle of my soul that … Continue reading

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“Left Behind” And The End Of Christianity

  So, Nicolas Cage, LoLo Jones, Jordin Sparks, a Muslim and an angry midget are on an airplane… Sounds like the setup to a joke, but happens in the 2014 movie version of  Left Behind, based on the bestselling series by … Continue reading

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Cops

So, on Monday evening while Baltimore was burning,  I had not one, but two encounters with South City’s finest. Most people have strong opinions about police: they’re either pigs whose sole purpose is to protect private property (you might as … Continue reading

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Death At The Movies

By the time they’re eighteen years old, the average American child will have witnessed 200,000 violent acts on TV, and 16,000 murders, and since I’m nothing if not average, I guess that applies to me as well. And, since I’m … Continue reading

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What The Tea Party Gets Right, Part II

So, friends n’ neighbors, I got laughed off one of the most listened-to radio shows in the Bay Area yesterday…all because I had the temerity to insist than an elected official be held to the same courtroom standard he demands … Continue reading

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What The Tea Party Gets Right, Part I

Yesterday, even though I should have known better, I called a local radio show, The Ronn Owens Program, on KGO. His guest was a frequent contributor and lawyer named Len Tillem, who at times has had his own radio call-in program. Ronn … Continue reading

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Should My Teachers Have Carried Guns? Part Deux

1983-1986: North Arvada Junior High School My memories of junior high (I guess they’re “middle” schools again) haze out a little bit due to the greatly increased number of teachers. I’m a little shocked at how little I remember of … Continue reading

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Should My Teachers Have Carried Guns?

Well, there’s been another nationally publicized school shooting which, inevitably, brings our dialogue back to the subject of guns and schools, and the growing chorus of people who believe that The Only Solution is to have public schoolteachers (you know, those lazy, overpaid union bums) carry … Continue reading

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Goodreads Review: A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens My rating: 5 of 5 stars In his memoir “My Reading Life,” the great Pat Conroy states that “War And Peace” should be required reading in every military college (I’ve actually said the same … Continue reading

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Happy

  We watched an excellent documentary called Happy a couple of nights ago, and I’m still kind of digesting what it was all about. The basic premise is simple: in order to treat people, psychologists have been focusing on the … Continue reading

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