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Hanley Moves Yet Again

In case anyone strolls down this dusty ghost-town street looking for me, I can now be found at my new solo blog, The Bawdy House Provisions, Advertisements

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Science, Not Woo Woo

I recently blogged about a theory of human psychology (I honestly don’t know what to call it) that I hope slowly unfolds on my blogs over the next few years. I hesitate to discuss this because, as far as I … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Dubai

Back home, after twenty hours of traveling. Modern jet travel or not, it’s still a big world.  Final thoughts from the trip. The hotel restaurant in Damascus offered a dish of “fried smashed meat.”  With marketing like that it’s no … Continue reading

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Greetings from Sharjah

Departed Syria yesterday, and am at the moment in the library of the American University in Sharjah, where, although it is a university built by a non-democratic Arab ruler, you can find Hannah Arendt on the shelves. I find myself … Continue reading

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I Get Hate Mail-Hate Comments

Not very often. In fact, almost never. (Scrupulously avoiding the ad hominem goes a long way here.) So when I see one, I pay attention. From the following post entitled, Three Misuses of the American Founding & Religion For Political … Continue reading

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Allan Bloom on Firing Line

I’ve waited a long time for this. The first 5 minutes is on YouTube. I’ll look and see if I can find the whole thing. You can buy the DVD of the program for $10 here.

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Comic Book Art is Real Art

That and some other things from the following that I recorded in 2007.

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Is it Just Me?

Or is my categorization correct in an objective sense? Most notable artists, even talented soul filled ones, wouldn’t dare try to do “Georgia” and still be taken seriously (that is, not thought of as a glorified Wedding Singer). Richard Manuel … Continue reading

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Greetings from Beirut

Random thoughts while traveling. Sunday in the fall is one of the better days to be in an American airport. At least they’re showing football instead of Fox News. Saturday, of course, would be even better. Dubai’s airport is basically … Continue reading

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Pot is Bad For the Brain

It takes a nice, peaceful, brilliantly talented hippie guitarist — Jeff “Skunk” Baxter of the Doobie Bros. — and turns him into a Republican military strategist. From 2001: He’s currently working for the Department of Defense as an adviser to … Continue reading

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