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The Reading of Wonders

– – – The first thing I remember, I was lying in my bed I couldn’t’ve been no more than one or two And I remember there’s a radio, coming from the room next door …Well it’s late in the evening, and the music’s seeping through. — Paul Simon, Late in the Evening The most […]

A Number for the Ages

– – – Have skipp’d from sixteen years of age to sixty –William Shakespeare, Cymbeline I just turned 60, and the last thing I want to do is add to the navel-gazing from the hordes of ’49ers celebrating that birthday. On the other hand, the number 60 itself is a trip. I don’t claim the […]

Lying Strategery

– – – 2,500 years ago, when The Buddha called for “right speech” as an ethical cornerstone, he wasn’t referring to orations by conservatives. His message: happiness is based on the ability “to abstain from false speech and especially not to tell deliberate lies.” Trying to live this way doesn’t stop me from begging off […]