Monthly Archives: August 2011

Throughout History

Confession: every essay I wrote in junior high and high school began with the phrase “Throughout history.” Usually, it would go like this: “Throughout history, man has wrestled with the concept of good and evil.” I don’t think I’m alone … Continue reading

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My own FDA

I think it’s important to prepare for the time when taxes go down and we finally get the government off our backs. In preparation, I’m creating my own FDA, because a bunch of bureaucrats shouldn’t be in charge of regulating … Continue reading

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Evolution

When it is above about 74 degrees I am dying of the heat. When it is below around 62 I am dying of the cold. Should I conclude that humans evolved to live in a climate with a range of … Continue reading

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Pyramid Song

One of my favorite bands (or maybe I should call them a contemporary music ensemble, since they aren’t exactly a rock band) is Radiohead. They are endlessly inventive, have a great harmonic palette (meaning, in ordinary English, that their chords … Continue reading

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Literature 1, Dan 0

My usual way to go about life is to act first and think about it later. Not always the wisest. The middle of the night, when I should be sleeping, has become my body’s preferred time to fire up the … Continue reading

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Junk fiction: A Confession

I love to read, and I read lots of books. But I am generally not a reader of fancy literature. I have made my way through plenty of big long books*, but I confess that I LOVE the kind of … Continue reading

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A job!

This is a funny time to be writing about starting a new job, when unemployment is such a hot topic in the news. But the fact is that I am not only starting a new job, but starting my very … Continue reading

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