Monthly Archives: October 2013

Amtrak 234. A serialized short story by Herb Schultz

Part One. Meet Cary Hayes. Cary Hayes was having difficulty recalling some basic facts – where he was, how he got there, how long he had been there, why he couldn’t move or speak. The last thing he remembered was … Continue reading

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Let Us Now Praise Famous Plutocrats

Every two years the people who run the vast Andrew Carnegie trust fund bestow the “Medal of Philanthropy” upon a handful of worthies, most recently last week at a hifalutin ceremony in Scotland. According to the website “The Andrew Carnegie … Continue reading

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Read this Book, for Christ Sake

I recently finished Reza Aslan’s thoroughly fascinating and well-researched “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth,” a study not of Jesus Christ the “Son of God,” but an analysis of the life and times of an obscure man … Continue reading

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What happens in Woodstock … doesn’t actually happen in Woodstock

The original Woodstock music festival – Three Days of Peace and Music (and rain and mud and gate-crashing) – took place in the summer of 1969 on a farm owned by Max Yasgur in Bethel, NY, about 60 miles from … Continue reading

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Women in High-Tech – Take a Lesson from “Double Blind Test”

This headline about the imminent IPO of Twitter in today’s business section of the New York Times caught my attention: Curtain is Rising on a Tech Premiere With (As Usual) a Mostly Male Cast. The lead graf of the article … Continue reading

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“Nooz Loops” – Sugary taste, no nutritional value

A joke: Two morons (sidebar – it used to be OK to use an ethnic slur here, but those days are gone) are watching a breaking news report on television. It seems a desperate man is poised to jump off … Continue reading

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The Roman Conflicted Church

With so many issues conflicting the psyche of the Roman Catholic Church in America (Gay marriage, ordination of women, priests taking spouses, contraception, stem cell research, beatification of anti-Semitic popes), it’s comforting to know there is a haven where the … Continue reading

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