Monthly Archives: December 2013

New Year’s Revolutions

 “I know what you’re thinking, cause right now I’m thinking the same thing. Why, oh why didn’t I take the blue pill?”  That was the question Cypher posed to Neo in “The Matrix” when  the latter became aware that human … Continue reading

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Ison The Light

And so another year passes into history. The world keeps turning, the cycle of life passes before our eyes. The only thing we can be sure of is the sun will rise in the morning and fall into the sea … Continue reading

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Christmas Future

Even Santa Claus isn’t immune to the changes we are experiencing in this bold new century. Competition is stiff, and increasingly mechanized. The thought of little helicopters coming down the chimney is unsettling, with their propellered peepers peering through my … Continue reading

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Endtime Entrepreneur

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The Ghost Of Christmas Past

Congressman John Doolittle used to be one of my favorite targets back when he represented our fair county. He was a slippery fellow who wasn’t much into town hall meetings or the other public forums that his successor, Tom McClintock, … Continue reading

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Digital Dairy?

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Trouble On The Coast

I used to love San Francisco at Christmas time. It was a magic place, from the lavish City of Paris to Funland and the Cliff House. There was always something happening in every nook and cranny of what Herb Caen … Continue reading

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Old Wounds

I watch a lot of cable news. It’s a crummy job, but I have to endure it for professional reasons. During the week, my main sources are Fox and MSNBC, and on weekends I like to watch Book TV on … Continue reading

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