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Of Pteropods & Armageddon Timepieces

November 25, 2008


They used to have a doomsday clock, and for all I know they still do.  Every once in a while it would show up in a newspaper article, saying that the doomsday clock during such and such a crisis had edged to seven minutes to midnight, with midnight signifying Armageddon.  The worry then was atomic […]

An American Hope

November 5, 2008


I read Huckleberry Finn five times when I was a teenager.  That great Mark Twain novel inspired in me a wanderlust so strong it tore me out of school before I had even graduated.  (I did return, eventually.)  After I had seen some of Canada, I then began, over several summers and occasional other seasons, […]

From “I Have a Dream” by Martin Luther King

November 4, 2008


I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.  It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed:  “We […]

The Ghosts of Hope

November 3, 2008


Well, I won’t believe it until I see it, but Barack Obama could win tomorrow.  And if that happens, it will represent a greater change than I thought I would ever see in my lifetime. I believe Obama should win because he is a better person with better ideas than his opponents. And I am […]