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Upending the Hunter/Gatherer Myth

December 16, 2020

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Humans have, throughout the millennia, attempted to make sense of their world. But, being humans, they invariably ended up screwing things up. Worse, it has allowed later humans to come to conclusions that stemmed from their own base interests or flawed perceptions of the world. The result is that a lot of conclusions haven’t aligned […]

What Women Want. or Not.

December 7, 2020

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Visualize this: A band of young people (young, because their life span is less than 30 years), slogging along over some unnamed terrain that would one day boast mile after mile of Targets, Home Depots, Wal Marts, and unlimited fast food and pizza restaurants. Now there is only endless nothing. One female is getting testy. […]

A Phone Conversation Between Vladimir Putin and Xi Jiping

August 17, 2020

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  Vladimir Putin, relaxing at home by doing 10,000 sit ups, is interrupted by a ringing phone. He picks it up. Vlad here. Talk to me. Hey Vlad, it’s Xi. We need to talk. About what? As if I couldn’t guess. Our common pain-in-the-butt. Oh right, him. Trust me, it’s way worse for me. I […]

Cataract Surgery

July 23, 2020

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The history of cataracts began well after the time when the average life span was only a bit longer than a bag of dried beans. People generally lived long full lives into their 20s and 30s, then succumbed to rotted teeth and mammoth attacks. Other ailments included gout, the vapors, biliousness and St Vitus Dance. […]

Why People Don’t Wear Face Masks

July 13, 2020

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There has been a lot of confusion around the wearing of face masks. Mostly, this consists of two groups of people. One group is comprised of scientists and medical professionals who say that face masks are the #1 way, along with social distancing, that people can protect themselves from Coronavirus. The other group is comprised […]

Flags, Sheets, and Other Assorted Fabric

July 8, 2020

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In the enlightened era that surrounds us, folks are beginning to look around them and say, “Whoa, that’s bad! Why haven’t I noticed that before!” They are referring to statues and flags that represent shameful behavior in our nation’s past, that very behavior that is now being touted by our Psycho-in-Charge as exemplary of the […]

What it Takes to be Tough

June 29, 2020

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The scene is the Oval Office. President Donald Trump is at his desk, Tweeting and finding new things to get angry about. An aide enters, bows and cautiously approaches the presidential desk. Sir, we are getting a lot of bad press about your not wearing a mask. I’ve told you a thousand times that masks […]

Eschatological Retribution

April 27, 2020

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Eschatology within Christian theology, derived from two Greek words meaning “last” and “study,” is the study of ‘end things’, whether the end of an individual life, or the end of the age. This, then, seems a perfect time to discuss the massive end of things that is staring humans in the eyeballs right now. What follows are […]

The Ultimate Test of Friendship

April 2, 2020

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Friendship was invented a long time ago, specifically when some random human told a second human, “Hey! There’s a Big Something behind you” just in time for the second human to jump out of the way as a surly mastodon barreled through. After that, the two became buddies and watched fighting every Friday night together. […]

How to Live a Coronavirus-Free Life

March 30, 2020

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You may believe that coronavirus has, for good reason, become the Monster that Gobbled the Earth in One Big Bite. It is impossible to do anything without thinking about it. Even an innocent visit to the bathroom reminds one that certain citizens of this country, who shall unfortunately remain nameless, are, as we speak, still […]