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An Extraordinary Songbird No Longer Sings

It’s the kind of silence befitting the middle of winter, when the only singing you can hear is the whistling of the north wind through the window shutters and the only birds who remain are sparrows, blue jays and crows. … Continue reading

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A True Writer Shuffles Off His Mortal Coil

With a heavy heart I report that Christopher Hitchens passed away early today at the age of 62 from esophageal cancer. In all brutal fairness – a fairness I’m sure Hitchens as empiricist would appreciate – he was a borderline … Continue reading

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The Book of Jobs – Final Chapter

Last night the news broke that Steve Jobs succumbed to pancreatic cancer and passed away at the age of 56. There is a certain irony to this minor obituary: my laptop is a PC that runs Windows Vista and my … Continue reading

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