MANY PEOPLE WOULD RATHER DIE THAN THINK; IN FACT, MOST DO. — BERTRAND RUSSELL




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Indomitable spirit: A note on Prince

A conversation just before the Super Bow XLI halftime show: Bruce Rodgers, Super Bowl production designer: We’re in this truck sitting behind Don Mischer. I remember Don said, “Put me on the phone with Prince.” Don…






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Election of unelectables

If anything has become certain this election, it must be that, unless both presidential primaries end up being decided at the conventions and more likable and less divisive candidates are foisted to the surface, Americans are going…


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The knife-edge: Personal note

To the dumb question “Why me?” the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply: “Why not?” — Christopher Hitchens, “Mortality” *** Thus, convinced of the wholly human origin of all that is human, a blind…