Category Archives: Politics and other strange customs

The Starfish And The Albatross

And so, for those of us who are citizens of the United States of America, our national mid-term elections are upon us. It is a time to reflect upon the achievements and mistakes of the past and to suggest the … Continue reading

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Open Letter to a Nephew

Dear W.P., I received a letter, dated August 28th, from your siblings and cousins, which I opened with the high hopes of reading about the flourishing, in my absence, of the old homestead. Instead, I was subjected to a long … Continue reading

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On Wearing Sunglasses in the Dark

“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet;” Such are the words of the Immortal Bard, placed in the prayerful mouth of Juliet so that she might lament the name … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Territorial Dispute

I’d like you to imagine for a moment. Imagine that a new apartment building has gone up in your neighborhood. It was bought by a man whom you do not know, but whose last name is immediately recognizable. It is … Continue reading

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