Category Archives: Authors

The Jellyfish Tragedy

  Windsor Locks, CT, December 16, 2010 - Last week in a rarely-seen or photographed event, thousands of hapless jellyfish on their way to spawn were stranded and frozen along the shores of the Connecticut River. The gelatinous creatures are not uncommon, … Continue reading

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This Damn Gun Thing

  (Note: I sent this out as an email with a link to CT. Senator Blumenthal’s petition to support his background check for ammo purchase bill. It’s one of many steps we can take…) So the shooting thing in Newtown … Continue reading

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The Knowing of Hurakan

Harry Reid, I think it was, just came out and said that Katrina could not compare to Sandy. I read that and my jaw just dropped. I guess human life must not matter much to the Senator. There have been … Continue reading

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Faux Will

Many years ago someone said to me, well, they could have done differently, I wouldn’t have done that. These statements stuck with me for a very long time. The back burner of my mind is unrelenting, it is never off. … Continue reading

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Picking and Choosing

A friend recently posted and then deleted a Facebook status update, “You cannot pick and choose what you believe in the bible, it is all or nothing.” With a lot of help from Sam Harris let me explain the truth … Continue reading

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These are my solutions to the economic and social problems facing the United States of America. 1. Stop taxing corporations and businesses, and end corporate welfare.

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good slop

There are these bacterial mats, these hunks of orange gloppy biota that live in a side stream not far from where I live. They’re in a park through which the little Wepawaug River ambles along. The town dump used to … Continue reading

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You Get What You Pay For

Well, all they needed to do was pay a tiny bit more in taxes, show a little compassion, and don’t do anything to inflame the general population’s sense of fear and distrust. Had they done this the OWS movement would … Continue reading

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Redefining War, Eroding the Law

We have redefined a word and based on this new definition our president has given an extra-judicial order to kill a citizen of the United States in a foreign country. How has our new definition of war brought us to … Continue reading

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Happiness vs. Well-being

A wonderful upbeat, reasonably well adjusted, happy friend posted this link with the following comment attached: “Well-being cannot exist just in your own head”…..hmmmm…I’m not so sure about that! Sometimes just having the belief makes it so. The linked NY … Continue reading

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Girls and Boys

One of the greatest revelations fatherhood supplies is how innately different girls and boys are at a very early age. Having had only brothers, growing up in a male dominated world, and working almost exclusively with men left me clueless … Continue reading

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Religions, Bigotry, And The Greatest Lie Ever Told

I’m tired of being assigned the title bigot, because of my extreme dislike and complete distrust of religions. As a disclaimer, I hate religions, not an entirely healthy state of mind, but in my defense I have more than the … Continue reading

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A Day at the Beach

A Day at the Beach from Buffer Boesch on Vimeo. This is a wonderful video created by a very talented man who is constantly surprising everyone he knows. Enjoy!

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This is not fate, this is life.

Somewhere in our minds Lies a feeling, never fully understood, Ancient vestige, animal instinct. Genetic fossil, limbic brain, Driving us, our will be damned. Pretending to control our thoughts, The limbic and endocrine systems control our lives. Pleasure as pain, … Continue reading

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Life, Liberty, Estate, and Internet

I am and always have been, a staunch supporter of net neutrality bills and heavier regulation on the purveyors of this grand information super highway we find ourselves on. I have a reason to be; the world wide web is … Continue reading

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My Friend … The Hijacker?

My friend William Wolfgang Gossett, “Wolf,” died 8 years ago at Newport, Oregon when he was 73 years old. He was an amazing and interesting old man, not least for his fantastic stories and alleged adventures which spanned decades, continents, … Continue reading

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A Madman’s Logic

The first reaction to last weeks slaughter of innocents in Norway was horror, and rightly so; it was an astonishingly horrifying event. The second reaction was confusion: Why did this madman, Anders Breivik, who hated Muslims, kill Norwegian children? I … Continue reading

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Texas, Our Texas

Texas is the Red State. Presidential candidates don’t pander to us, they know where our vote is going. No matter how much the rest of you sneer and mock us, we’re good, God-fearing men down here. We don’t teach no … Continue reading

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The Beagle God

Early one evening I was driving on an old parallel blacktop road that runs alongside Dort Highway, a north-south artery connecting Flint and Detroit. It was early October, pheasant hunting season in Michigan, when it is not uncommon to hear … Continue reading

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On Vulnerability

I was catching up on The Atheist Experience blog this week and came across the flying debris of a rather puzzling shitstorm. A female atheist/skeptic blogger had recently commented on an awkward late-nigh encounter in an elevator at a convention … Continue reading

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And You Thought Only Televanglists Raked In The Loot

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A World Without Free Will

Why? This is probably the shortest and most difficult question we face, and we face it every moment of our lives. Why? Why do we do what we do? How much of what we do is free will? Or is … Continue reading

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Why Is Allen Ginsberg Shadowing Me? (1965)

North Beach, San Francisco Wherever I go this morning I see Allen Ginsberg, the poet and author of Howl. He was in City Lights Books earlier when I left a message at the sales desk for my wife, Gina. He … Continue reading

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My Nomination For Man Of The Year

Some people who need medical care but can’t afford it go to the emergency room. Others just hope they’ll get better. James Richard Verone robbed a bank. Earlier this month, Verone (pictured), a 59-year-old convenience store clerk, walked into a … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day

There really is nothing quite as much fun as blowing minds, even more so the mind of an inquisitive child. What happens if your brain is in a jar in a room with a billion jars, etc., etc. How about … Continue reading

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How I Quit Drinking, Almost

On my fiftieth birthday I realized that I had been drinking at least a fifth of whiskey a day for over a year and not getting drunk. I didn’t otherwise lead a dissolute life. I ate two meals a day, … Continue reading

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Read Us While You Still Can

But we just got online! We’re just a baby. We’re too young to die! – only a few years left until the social web kills off websites?

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Are Artists Liars? Absolutely… – are artists liars?

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Is America Running Out of Psychopaths?

As St. Kurt himself would say, “Imagine that.” Of all the things for this country to run short of, I never imagined it would be those heartless bastards embedded in the military, government, corporations, universities, and hospitals. This country was … Continue reading

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Al Qaeda Instructs Terrorists To Stock Up At Local Gun Shows

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