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Lenin’s Wife

Everyone knows of Lenin.  His body is still on display in the great Kremlin square, once known as Red Square, for those with a bit of ghoulishness in their souls to see.  His name and statues have been taken down … Continue reading

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On Meeting Hector, Breaker of Horses

I was a nerd as a child.  A reader and a bit of a loner, I spent time in a small public library on Fort Hamilton Parkway in Brooklyn, walking there or riding my bike the half mile or so … Continue reading

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Lafayette High School – 1959

So yesterday I had my semi-annual appointment with my cardiologist.  He is one of three physicians I keep on payroll (one for my diabetes, one for my eyes and one for my heart) in case I need them.  I have … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Rant

I will be 73 years old in a couple of months. The day I was born the New York Times headline screamed that the Russians were retreating at Stalingrad before General von Paulus’ all conquering German 6th Army and the … Continue reading

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“Less Government” and the Social Contract

A re-post for the upcoming election season – not that it changes anything “In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets or steal a loaf of bread.” Anatole France … Continue reading

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“Less Government” and the Social Contract

“In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets or steal a loaf of bread.” Anatole France – 1894 I’ve actually seen the line translated as “piss in the streets” … Continue reading

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