Category Archives: Other People

Time for your CAT scan

There is an under-recognized, untreated blight upon the land that is eating away at the very core of our existence. Sorry to sound like an evening news report for bird flu or humanism, but I need your full attention  Are … Continue reading

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Library Science

I had a remarkable revelation last week.  I realized that I want every place to be like the library.  In particular, I want them to be the main branch of the New Orleans Public Library. I always hated going to … Continue reading

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Pretend I’m not here

Desmond Tutu announced recently that he is withdrawing from public life.  Can you do that even if you are not famous, because it sounds kind of awesome to me. I get it that he’s not going to do any public … Continue reading

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Wisdom of the Orient right here at home

I have my own ideas about how things should be arranged for maximum productivity and harmony. My own feng shui, if you will.  My friend calls it Sta-shui, but I’m not sure it’s formalized enough for a proper name. I … Continue reading

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I care enough to be apathetic

I’d like to rehabilitate “apathy”. Not just the word, but the whole idea of it. It should be okay not to care about something. It seems so much more to the point to say, “I don’t care” rather than “I … Continue reading

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Match-making in a perfect world

If I were going to build the perfect match-making website, I wouldn’t bother with 29 dimensions of compatibility. I’d use one dimension: Irritability/Irritating.  Through an in-depth scientific sounding questionnaire that takes at least two hours to complete, I would determine … Continue reading

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