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3.5 Hours of Jack Barsky

I've written twice before about Jack Barsky, once in The Spy Who Stayed , and again when I reviewed his book, Deep Undercover ....

 
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I Passed the Test

I took a COVID test this week. I try to avoid those things as much as possible: I hadn't taken one since April, when I needed it to...

 
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Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has apparently come early to Florida. We awoke to the news that Interstate 4 just north of us was shut down when a semi...

 
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Google Chat Is Eavesdropping on My Conversations

I didn't choose Google Chat. I still have one friend with whom I communicate by what was once known as Instant Messaging. Over the...

 
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A Fun Linguistics Break

You know how after you've watched a video on YouTube, it goes on to show you some other video it thinks you might like? Usually it's off...

 
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I Have Too Many Kindle Books

I have too many Kindle books. Granted, 280+ is a drop in the bucket compared with the physical books that crowd our bookshelves. Many...

 
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Revisited: The Brain that Changes Itself

I've been writing these essays for more than 20 years. As with all writers (and other artists), I often look back on my work and...

 
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More On Corporate Philanthropy

I love Better World Books , and tend to spend a fair amount of money on their site. Why? Because they are without a doubt the least...

 
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Right Place, Right Time, Right Preparation

At the recent mall shooting in Greenwood, Indiana, the law enforcement response was well-trained and fast. But what kept this event from...

 
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Appreciation

We have a lot of experience in our little choir, from many churches in many states over many years. What we saw in last Sunday's...

 
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Bastille Day

Happy Bastille Day to our French and Francophile friends—though frankly, for at least two of you this day is more about your own...

 
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Thankful

On Saturday, for some reason that I have forgotten, I wrote this story to Facebook instead of here. Usually I cross-post the other way...

 
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Freedom

Apparently California's governor, Gavin Newsom, is running a television ad directed at Floridians, urging us to move to California,...

 
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And Crown Thy Good with Brotherhood

Every year around July 1 I start thinking I've had enough of getting up and out of the house early, driving to Geneva, marching in the...

 
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YouTube's Censorship Could Kill You

I prefer not to post twice in one day, but this just came to my attention and it can't wait. YouTube's ostensibly well-intentioned...

 
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Striking Oil in the Apocrypha

Not many of my readers are familiar with the writings known as the Apocrypha . I find it a shame it took me so long to discover...

 
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Inflation and Health Care

When my economist husband tells me an modern article is both consistent with everything he learned about economics in college and in...

 
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Camouflage

Here's another YouTube channel we've been enjoying: Chris Cappy's Task and Purpose . How on earth could I enjoy videos about military...

 
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What Sounds Good Might Not Be

A friend, who has been experiencing the dating scene, offered the following warning.  I just fancied it up a bit.

 
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David H Smith, H Flu B, and Me

Back in another life, I worked for the University of Rochester Medical Center . However, that was not how I met David H. Smith, the...

 
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Hexclad

I'm not generally one to splurge when it comes to our kitchen. We still have the same wallpaper that was on the...

 
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The American Flags of My Life

I have lived under three different American flags. Flag Day, 2022

 
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Glory, Hallelujah!

From the official travel.state.gov website: The CDC order from December 2, 2021, requiring persons aged two and above to show a...

 
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Science or Magic?

Back in April, we ran into an opinion piece by Gary Smith entitled, " Believe in Science? Bad Big-Data Studies May Shake Your Faith ."...

 
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Cleaning Lakes - and Making Fuel

I've written before about our city's decades-long interest in innovation, particularly with regard to wastewater solutions. Here's...

 
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