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It Takes A Neanderthal

“My grandmother was not a highly educated woman, but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals.  You know why?  Because they breed. You’re facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a person ample food supply.  They will reproduce, especially ones that don’t think too much further than that.  […]

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American Romantics

In case you’ve lost track, there’s less than a month until February 14.  You might want to get that box of chocolates while supplies last.  By the time Valentines Day is done, we’ll spend more than $14 billion on cards, candy, flowers, and dinner.  The tab for the average American will scan in at $100+. […]

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The Saint I Knew

Fourteen years ago I worked for an outpatient counseling agency in Schenectady, New York.  Schenectady is a run-down industrial city, the one-time headquarters of General Electric, with the remains of eroding municipal splendor sprinkled among urban blight.  Our agency was located in the blight, in the midst of neighborhoods swamped by poverty and crime.  We […]

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