The Uphill Slide

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10/16/2017
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Good Law? Bad Law?

Korematsu v. United States http://www.wnyc.org/story/american-pendulum-fred From 33:50 to 39:10 in this podcast is a portion of the interview with Richard Posner, a now retired judge for the United States Court of Appeals on the Seventh Circuit. “…And by the way, do … Continue reading

10/13/2017
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Stop Watching the Game Show

The great distracter. Those were not Bob Schieffer’s words on Charlie Rose from an interview broadcast on October 11, 2017. Just my interpretation of what Schieffer said about the race of Trump against other candidates who fell for his distractions. Trump made … Continue reading

10/10/2017
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Birding

A local said, “It’s a treasure. We do something everyday with it.” He was talking about Lake Chautauqua. It was a warm summer-like day this past Saturday but during the night it rained. I awoke to overcast coolness.  But enough … Continue reading

09/06/2017
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This is America

I walked along the busway in Wilkinsburg taking breakdown photos of murals, some of the best street art in the city. But peeling in places, impermanent in the elements. I ended up at a gazebo. I circled around taking photos … Continue reading

06/21/2017
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Can You Believe Anything?

I was in my teens sitting in the kitchen watching the coverage of the war in Vietnam (also known as the Second Indochina War or the Resistance War Against America or the American War [Depends whose news you’re reading what … Continue reading

06/17/2017
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Who Will Remember You?

My alarm rang several times. I snoozed it instead of dismissed. I still held out a flicker of hope to get up early to weed in the damp earth before the sun rose high in the sky. Early rise despite … Continue reading

06/02/2017
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Listen!

My daughter said, “Listen to this.” She found the last story about Adnan Syed. I missed the Season 2 premiere. I listened to the first episode confused about the subject with those beginning lines. Is this about clocks? Sure, it’s … Continue reading

04/22/2017
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Did He Realize How Sexist or ist That Statement Was?

Maryam Zaringhalam and Kelly Fleming, both 28, came with poster board signs they’d made at an event Friday night with the group 500 Women Scientists. Zaringhalam, a molecular biologist, and Fleming, a chemical engineer, had been concerned about the way … Continue reading