Posts Categorized: Musings

The American Crawl, or, Happy Pre-Election Day

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  This November morning, a three-day-old headline was still circulating above the fold on the website of the French paper, Le Monde.   The French, or the French news industry at least, are rather interested in our political nature despite what certain puss-filled warts and… Read more »

Magical Thinking

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Illustration courtesy of Saved by Design.

  In February 2008, then presidential candidate Barack Obama said something that was at once disconcerting and familiar:   “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”   Disconcerting because the words assume mass disconnection from ourselves. Familiar, because the disembodiment from where we actually… Read more »

Lab-Grown Meat Is Not Ethical Meat

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  The New York Times Magazine recently held an essay contest for its column “The Ethicist”, inquiring “Why Is It Ethical to Eat Meat?”  The deciding panel chose five finalists and one winner, Jay Bost, a vegan turned conscientious meat-eater, who argued that there are… Read more »

Hook (The Other One)

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by Chris the Ghostbuster Image courtesy of GAC Design IncHandmadeFishHooks.com Chris investigates the Connecticut legend, “The Hook” in Seymour.  And yes, it was a dark and stormy night… by Chris the Ghostbuster On a dark and stormy night, a young couple parks their car outside… Read more »

The Village of Voices

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by Chris the Ghostbuster Chris the Ghostbuster is back!  Join him on a trek into the old town of Bara-Hack in Pomfret, Connecticut. by Chris the Ghostbuster Bonfires burning bright, pumpkin faces in the night…damn right, it’s Halloween.  Ghostbusting is back with a vengeance, just… Read more »