Monthly Archives: May 2014

Mass-Produced Lunacy

  An interesting article in “Humanities,” accessed online 28 May 2014, discusses the reputation of Albert Einstein. The title is “The Face of Science: How Albert Einstein Became a Celebrity,” and its author is Sam Kean. Driven from Germany in … Continue reading

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Ted Cruz in Israel

I seem to have heard very little of Ted Cruz for awhile. I’ve been hoping he was simply evaporating. Today, looking at the Jerusalem Post online, I see that Cruz is in Israel, actively campaigning for US President. If the … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Musings

I stand in awe of the incredible bravery shown by our military people over the years. And I am deeply grateful both to them and to their families for paying such a great price on behalf of the rest of … Continue reading

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The Best Classical Music (for me), part 3

Having begun with Romantic music (Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, and so on) I began branching out in both directions, moving forward and backward in time. I don’t recall just when I began to listen to Mozart, though I do recall that for … Continue reading

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Gay Marriage

I’ve been looking at a blog and it comments about gay marriage. Several of the writers refer to the “constitutionally protected” right for us to marry anyone of our choice, regardless of gender. I’m not sure which part of the … Continue reading

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Republican Politics

So Mitch McConnell has soundly defeated his opponent in the Kentucky primary. The loser, Matt Bevin, was the Tea Party favorite. He conceded with 48% of the votes counted and McConnell having 60% of the votes and Bevin 37%. I’d … Continue reading

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Solar Power at the White House

I understand that solar panels have been installed at the White House. That means that we’ve finally caught up to where we were in 1980, when Ronald Reagan ordered the removal of solar panels from the same place. 34 years … Continue reading

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