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“Not One Jot or Thimble Shall Pass”

I saw something disturbing in the news today. No, nothing Donald Trump tweeted. Rather, the Parker Brothers game “Monopoly” is retiring one of its signature game pieces: The thimble. It was ousted by popular vote, so this was hardly an authoritarian or fascist move by Parker Brothers – sorry, I […]

What the Worst Things Teach Us

We all want to believe in karma — i.e., “What goes around comes around”.  Every religion that exists contains some expression of our desire that good be rewarded and evil be punished.  Eastern religions generally subscribe to reincarnation, while Western religions look forward to an eventual resurrection, but both paradigms are built […]

Wake-up Call

OCD is a pain.  I mean it’s a serious pain sometimes, and I’ve only got a light case in comparison with some people.  I’m not germ-conscious like Howie Mandel or…well, really, he’s the only celebrity I know with a bad case of it.  Think “Jack Nicholson in As Good As […]

Olympus Didn’t Fall

Ah, spring.  We didn’t really have a winter in Texas this year thanks to global warming — the poor sods on the East Coast apparently took all the snow that would’ve come our way — but even if you’re unable to get a clue from rising temperatures as usual, you can still tell the […]

The Double Standard that Isn’t

Since the recent Planned Parenthood attack (which may not have even been an attack on them specifically — still waiting to hear details on that), of course the cries of double standards are coming out of the woodwork: “How can you blame Islam for the murders committed by Islamic terrorists […]