Daily Archive: 11 Nov 2013

Nov 11

Frank’s Personal Hygiene Tips

It has been a while since I’ve written about germs and my generally strong feelings about the subject. It’s strange, because I am not what anyone would mistake for a clean freak. But I think I have a good perspective. And I feel even more superior after having read, Everything You Know About Your Personal …

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Nov 11

Sarah Palin Still Terrifies Me

The Des Moines Register reported yesterday, Palin Compares Federal Debt to Slavery at Iowa Dinner. And you may well ask why I care. After all, Sarah Palin is always saying something stupid and she is always somewhere. This weekend, it was Iowa. But I think it is important. I don’t care about the slavery bit …

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Nov 11

Real Atheists in Foxholes

If there is one thing that all atheists hate, it is the phrase, “There are no atheists in foxholes!” The problem with it is that it implies that atheists haven’t really thought through what they think and that when it comes right down to it, they will turn to God just like the theists. This …

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Nov 11

Remembrance on Veterans Day

I got this picture from Wikipedia. The caption reads, “Joseph Ambrose, an 86-year-old World War I veteran, attends the dedication day parade for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1982, holding the flag that covered the casket of his son, who was killed in the Korean War.” This is not just how I think about Veterans …

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Nov 11

Crime and Dostoyevsky

On this day in 1863, the French neo-Impressionist painter Paul Signac was born. He was most clearly influenced by Georges Seurat. But it is taken to extremes. What’s more, there are more modern aspects of his work—designs that remind me of Paul Klee but also that 1960s San Francisco sunburst kind of art. And his …

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