Category Archives: Entertainment

“Classical” Literature

It seems to me…. “Change is the principal feature of our age and literature should explore how people deal with it. The best science fiction does that, head-on.” ~ David Brin[1]. I’ve always enjoyed reading but never have adapted to … Continue reading

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Global Trade Opportunities

It seems to me…. “I am in favor of helping the prosperity of all countries because, when we are all prosperous, the trade with each becomes more valuable to the other.” ~ William Howard Taft[1]. Liberals, and some conservatives, are … Continue reading

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Computing Advances

It seems to me…. “It’s hardware that makes a machine fast. It’s software that makes a fast machine slow.” ~ Craig Bruce. Very few people actually care how their computing or communication devices actually work at the component level – … Continue reading

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The Demise of Entertainment Creativity

It seems to me… “What do you actually need? Food, clothing, and shelter. Everything else is entertainment.” ~ Aloe Blacc. The 2015 Academy Awards will be presented on 22 February. The Academy Awards, now called The Oscars, are awards presented … Continue reading

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Je suis Charlie

It seems to me… “Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful.” ~ Molly Ivins. On 7 January 2015 two Muslim religious fanatics entered the offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France, and murdered … Continue reading

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Evaluating The Turbulent 60s

It seems to me… “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed individuals can change the world, indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Meade. The so-called turbulent ‘60s are largely viewed by many as a … Continue reading

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What About The Future

It seems to me… “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.”  ~ Bertrand Russell. With the start of every New Year, pundits are … Continue reading

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