Monthly Archives: December 2011


As everybody knows, John Donne wrote, “No man is an island.” Actually, not everybody knows that. For instance, though I knew the quote, I had no idea who had written it, a problem handily solved by Google. Though no man … Continue reading

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My cousin Amy writes an excellent blog, and her most recent entry was about the use of the word “retard,” which, she argues (correctly), should be considered as offensive as other appellations used not to describe but to hurt people. … Continue reading

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