Category Archives: On the Lighter Side

You Can’t Give Something to Nobody

If we want to stop being the world’s policeman, to whom do we turn over our badge? If we can get over our prejudice against the UN, it’s a logical choice. Continue reading

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Sex and the Republican Party

A roundabout way of commenting on the party platforms as revealed in the Presidential debates. At least it is moderately original. Continue reading

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Bizarre Bazaar

The press reports that a cyberstore is evaluating customers before deciding how much to charge. It brings me back to the days when I was bargaining in the Damascus bazaar. Continue reading

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Creationism

Even if you accept the creationist belief that the Bible accurately describes how the earth and its living creatures came about, there is a problem in reconciling divine omnipotence with divine benevolence. Continue reading

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On Caps and Locks

We love our children so much we put safety caps on aspirin bottles. But we don’t love them enough to put safety locks on hand guns. Are we nuts? Continue reading

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Happy Morning After!

The millennium is here, and there has been no apocalypse, no major Y2K disaster. We believe any disappointment over the lack of excitement can be tempered with quiet pride. We saw trouble coming and we did the needful in a sufficiently timely fashion. Continue reading

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David the Duck

A tale about a culturally challenged duck. Written for a grandson when he was about a quarter of his present size. Continue reading

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Satire and the Humanist Message

You’ll enjoy this scientific parody of Bishop Ussher’s insistence that the world was created 6000 years ago. I also reflect on the use of satire generally, for conveying the humanist message. Continue reading

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The High Price of Virginity

Reminiscences about virgin peaks in Nepal and a virgin maiden in the Middle East Continue reading

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The Twilight of American Manhood

We’ve had it, fellows, the women are taking over… Continue reading

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Mordor Will Out

Why I love living in the country. Continue reading

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God’s'doG or Dog’s'goD

My dog Bert worships the ground I walk on. Maybe that is why he is constantly underfoot. I wonder if God has the same problem with the Christian Right, and other true believers…tune in to this essay for more of the same. Continue reading

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Seventeen

The seventeen year cicadas have it made! Continue reading

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