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  1. Cult of Inferiority

    by , 10-14-2016 at 03:40 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Maybe it's a sign of the times that low quality seems to be what many people crave. I can't imagine Trump having been a serious contender for President a few decades ago, but he is doing remarkable well for someone who is what he is. But this post is about a few other things, as well. During the Summer, the Starbucks, where I start most days, "renovated"; that is, they removed the oak flooring and replaced it with some dung colored tile of some sort, and they hauled out the comfortable ...

    Updated 10-14-2016 at 08:17 PM by PeterL

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  2. On Things I Have Not Yet Read

    by , 10-07-2016 at 06:20 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    In my, as yet, brief life I have read some thousands of books and an incalculable number of articles in newspapers, magazines, and online. I was commencing to write another short story, when I wondered something about Washington Irving. Then I realized that I didnít know much about him, so I looked him up online, and learned that he wrote many books and was a government official at some times. He started writing professionally when he was in his 20ís with Knickerbocker's History of New York, which ...
  3. Medical Improvements

    by , 09-28-2016 at 06:27 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Good Old Garlic

    There are folk medicines that do no good, and there are others that are very effective. Garlic is one of the latter, and there have been clinical studies to prove its effectiveness. The antibiotic in garlic, allicin is produced from alliin when allinase acts on it, which occurs when a garlic clove is crushed or diced. Allicinís purpose is to protect the garlic cloves from bacteria, fungi, and molds, and we take advantage of its effect.

    I wonít flog ...

    Updated 09-29-2016 at 06:55 PM by PeterL

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  4. Role of the Reader

    by , 09-22-2016 at 02:21 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Recently, I self-published a book of fourteen short stories (link below), and I have mentioned that to a number of people since then. I have noticed that some people seem to want a summary of the themes and plots before they read the stories, and I was surprised to find that I think that they should read them and make their own judgments regarding the various aspects of the stories, even though I know what they mean and how people should understand them. But I have also read a lot about semiotics ...

    Updated 10-01-2016 at 09:11 AM by PeterL

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  5. Treating the Most Vulnerable

    by , 09-16-2016 at 04:07 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    For the last few decades the mentally ill have been treated mostly on an outpatient basis, if at all. And, as I pointed out in my post on homelessness, most homeless people in the U.S.A. have some sort of mental illness. Some mornings a guy who believes a number of conspiracy theories sits near me in Starbucks and treats me to his theories (he thinks heís doing me a favor to talk to me). Yesterday he admitted that he hears voices, also. This morning a quiet, pleasant guy I am acquainted with was ...

    Updated 09-16-2016 at 04:13 PM by PeterL

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