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Political & Social
Either Incompetent, or a Traitor (667 words) Based on Mr.
Trump's leaking of secrets to the Russians, he is either
incompetent, a traitor, or reckless. Whatever the case, he must
Importance of Compromise (1345 words) Political and media
polarization are breaking us into factions, preventing compromise
and negotiation. But compromise is a cornerstone of the United
States--can the government function without it?
York High Speed Rail (811 words) A railfan's perspective on the
proposal to install high-speed rail across New York State.
High Taxes in
Upstate New York: a reality check (902 words) Tom Golisano's
organization told upstate that their taxes are unfair based on a
comparison to the Northamptons. But is that a fair comparison?
Twenty Twenty-Four (3116
words) My concept of updating George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four
for our modern world.
On Trans & Queer
Issues (3878 words) Collected thoughts on Queer & Trans
political and social direction.
If you were going to do
it, it would already be done (1570 words) People are good at
making excuses. When it comes to getting things done, how can you
tell justification from excuse, promise from empty words?
The Three Kinds of
Problems (1197 words) On the 3 kinds of problems: acute
problems, hassles, and irritants.
Periisms (646 words) What
experience took far too long to teach me.
You don't need to
apologize... (607 words) We are better focusing in real
problems today, than apologizing for the wrongs done by prior
A variation on the fishing
proverb (438 words) What if he refuses to learn how to
On fairness (1097 words)
Unfairness on the surface may be less so when examined in
Advice for Suitors
(2581 words) Perette’s thoughts on the mismatch of those looking
for fantasy versus real-life relationships, and suggestions for
those making the transition to real-life.
A Moderate Take on Abortion
(1639 words) Abortion is a symptom, not the problem. If we want to
stop abortions, we should address the problem itself.
vs. News: What will we pay? (1062 words) We pay a lot to be
entertained. But what will we pay for staying informed?
Marketing Perette (1099
words) A comparison of writing styles describing Perette as a study
in marketing speak.
Politically (1765 words) An exploration into saying things in
different ways, and how it's as much what you say as how you say
it. But what if you don't want to play the game?
Anderson Avenue (779 words)
Taking your clothes off in two different venues: a comparison of
(8952 words) David Shenk and others have discussed 'information
overload' in their books, and here I assemble my thoughts and
experience on the issue.
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