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By Scott Sullivan Editor The Unmoved Mover The unmoved mover is the rage everywhere I go. “How ‘bout those Lions?” my Blatz-guzzling friends cry. How about Aristotle? “Too much air in bottles? Try cans. Or drink straight from the tap!” I know they’re down with the Greek philosopher who asserted “the bare existence of change […]

Life as performance art

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By Fr. G. Corwin Stoppel Thirty years ago Robert Fulghum published a small book titled “Everything I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” You may remember its basic instructions: be truthful, don’t touch other people’s things, keep your hands to yourself and so on. There were consequences for forgetting those rules, and more […]

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  By Scott Sullivan Editor Who We Are I took a personality test and found out I had none. “You did once,” my wife said. It was too big a hassle. So I erased it. “Take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and find one again,” she said. The MBTI assesses you, based on question replies, as […]

Life as performance art

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By Fr. G. Corwin Stoppel In the United Kingdom, “jobsworths” are people who know every rule in the policies and procedures manual and are zealous about excessively enforcing them. It is not a term of endearment. We have them in this country too. From time to time we hear about traffic wardens who slap a […]

Senate needs to stop talking, start doing something

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher What a spectacle the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings have become. I am saddened this process has broken down to allegations of flagellation and drunkenness, without thought given to the man’s long record as a judge in Washington, D.C. I’ve mused many times about the ineffectiveness of the U.S. Senate. I think any […]

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Life on Mars Italian researchers think signs of water under Mars’ south pole suggest life may exist on the red planet named for the old Roman god of war. This is the best news since the 1960s sitcom “My Favorite Martian” starred Ray Walton as Martin, who’d crashed his spacecraft outside […]

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By Fr. G. Corwin Stoppel I was reminded Halloween is fast upon us the other day at the post office. The Halloween decorations catalogues have dwindled to near an end; in their place are the ones for Christmas. Before you get wild ideas that you ought to start decorating the outside of your home while […]

Tiger’s win inspires many

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher I’ve always been captivated by stories of athletes overcoming personal tragedies. Baseball’s Lou Gehrig returning to a hero’s welcome in Yankee Stadium after battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a disease now named after him, in the late 1920s, certainly pulled people’s heart strings. More recently great athletes like Serena and Venus Williams […]

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Junk Art in Bath What is art? Or more to the point, what isn’t? These questions have vexed mankind since at least 2013 when Saugatuck cracked down on an awning-turned-butterfly whose creator/homeowners claimed it was art protected by free speech rights. Issues like that are beyond my skill set. So is […]