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How to relate to old people; A handy guide for those of you who aren’t old… yet…

I guess I am old. I don’t feel old, or feel like I even look that old, but I might be considered old by some of you young whippersnappers. Tonight, my wife and I are taking her uncle out for … Continue reading

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Ermagerd, it turns out, isn’t a female character in a Wagner opera…

It is, as a matter of fact, one of those expressions that pops up and somehow worms its way into the public consciousness, being used often enough that there is some slight danger that the people at The Webster Dictionary … Continue reading

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So I was driving somewhere today listening to a talk show on NPR… (National Public Radio)… because I am old and I was raised a Berkeley hippy liberal, so what else would I be doing when I am not listening to my mix CDs of classic bad-ass rock from the 70’s… when I learned some scary things about young people… particularly the white ones…

I can’t tell if we are evolving as a species… moving forward, developing, getting smarter, becoming more enlightened, however you want to look at… or whether we are going the other direction. I have noticed that as the world changes … Continue reading

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Wait… three teenage girls ran away from home to join a militant extremist group?

This is shocking news. You are telling me that teenage girls would be willing to put down their cellphones for long enough to join a jihad??? Okay, this isn’t really a joking matter at all, and we can just skip … Continue reading

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Hope for the future?

or: Are young people getting smarter or stupider? This is just another of those posts where I hope to start a conversation in which we might learn something. But the question is a serious one, more or less. I honestly … Continue reading

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