Adam Gopnik on JFK

Diary, Astute Observations

Adam Gopnik on JFK

No Comments 21 November 2013

On the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination Adam Gopnik writes an amazingly insightful review of the event that endless conspiracy literature that it has spawned. You will understand better why the event has been such a fertile ground of conspiracy stories and why the American public never saw the presidency in the same way when details about strange connections between Kennedy and shady parts of American life came out.

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Building Meaning in a Secular Society

Diary, Astute Observations

Building Meaning in a Secular Society

No Comments 10 July 2013

David Brooks attempts an interesting summary of Charles Taylor’s book “The Secular Society.” I have long felt that meaning does not require the existence of a God.

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Meteor Hits Russia

Diary

Meteor Hits Russia

No Comments 16 February 2013

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New on the Dating Scene

Diary, Curious News

New on the Dating Scene

No Comments 26 December 2012

I have never heard before that someone was asked about their credit score on a first date. I wonder if this is a function of the financial crisis of 2007/2008? The NY Times reports on this new trend on the dating scene.

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How ‘Cliff’ Talks Hit the Wall

Diary

How ‘Cliff’ Talks Hit the Wall

No Comments 21 December 2012

The Wall Street Journal takes you behind the scenes how the deal to avert the cliff fell apart. The will not be a quiet holiday season.

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Making Every Day Special

Diary, Astute Observations

Making Every Day Special

No Comments 6 December 2012

The novelist SILAS HOUSE tells us how he goes about his craft. In the process he reminds us how to make every day special.

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Shirtless Agent In Bottomless Scandal

Diary, Humor, People

Shirtless Agent In Bottomless Scandal

No Comments 17 November 2012

Amy Davidson (New Yorker) has created the perfect title for her story and got hold of the photo to prove her point. What we know is that a movie will be made about the fall of Patreaus because the story and cast of characters is too good.

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