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It’s That Time Again

It’s That Time Again

The onset of election season is a time of conflict for me. On the one hand, every fiber of my being, every firing synapse in my brain — from the lizard to the intellectual — instinctively recoils from the unstaunched flow of press coverage like Ted Nugent in a Birkenstock outlet. On the other hand, […]

Baltimore

Baltimore

Writing this column during such a week is difficult. On the one hand, I know full well what’s happening in Baltimore; on the other hand, I only found out about it last night while I was at the gym… after a 10-hour shift at work, before making dinner and then going right to bed because […]

Chavez and Predictability

Chavez and Predictability

There is, I think, considerable comfort in a situation playing out exactly how you thought it always might. So much of our world, so much of our lives, inhabit a bogged-down gray area, rendered stagnant by virtue of so many moving parts, so many x-factors and contingencies, that it’s something of an existential relief to […]