Category Archives: Miscellaneous

The Best a Man Can Get/Be?

In the wake of Gillette’s stupid advertisement/attack ad, I am sorry to report that I will no longer be buying Gillette products. Just like Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, who decided to make a political statement with their product, they … Continue reading

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Fake News is For Sale!

The Scream While scouting Facebook today, I noticed that one of my FB friends, an Italian surgeon who works in the UK, had posted a photo of Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet that features a painting in the background — … Continue reading

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Fifteen Years Later

My US flag flies today in front of my house. In the early morning fifteen years ago today, I was sleeping peacefully in my bed when, suddenly, one of my sons shook me awake and delivered a most bewildering bit … Continue reading

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Kaepernick & Rapinoe: Behind the Times

This week we are treated to another Johnny-come-lately, or in this case, Jane-come-lately, in the person of Megan Rapinoe, giving the nod to Colin Kaepernick’s “protest” , “displaying discontent with the current state of affairs in the U.S.”  What state … Continue reading

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Well, It’s No Trump For Me

Donald J. Trump is officially persona non grata for me. I will not be voting for him come November. And I absolutely cannot vote for Hillary Clinton either. Don’t talk to me about the Greens. Why won’t I support Trump? … Continue reading

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Royals (Lorde): an a capella cover by Alaa Wardi

Alaa Wardi is an excellent musician, especially when he uses his body as the musical instruments!  Check out his channel.

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Hayao Miyazaki is a Genius

“Who’s that?” you say?  Well, let’s see.  He’s a Japanese animator whose most popular (in Japan) film is called in English, Spirited Away, and it won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature in 2003.  Here is an interesting video about … Continue reading

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Medical Student “Let it Go” Parody

Dropping Politics for the Moment I got things to say about Donald Trump.  Seriously.  But not now.  Although apparently he came in second in the Iowa state caucuses yesterday.  Excellent.  Nevermind. The brilliant medical students of the University of Chicago … Continue reading

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Old But Sad News

In an earlier post, I referred to my wife’s cancer and the good news that it appeared at the time of her colon surgery not to have spread unduly.  Unfortunately, this was incorrect, and her cancer, though slowed down by … Continue reading

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My School Chum, Gustav Holst

Well, not quite. The number of years between his attendance and mine separates us from the chance that we could ever have interacted, but I was pleasantly surprised this morning to discover that Gustav Holst, the composer of the famous … Continue reading

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