Monthly Archives: October 2011

High chair princess admits truth, outs humanity

A long time ago, I read somewhere that, even among animals, behaviors that have been called “instinctual” and “inborn” are not really that, not really like breathing or blinking or whatever.  Baby animals of species that, in adult form, fight … Continue reading

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Viewing the protests from a high horse

When I was in college, I protested once. It taught me an invaluable lesson. It had to do with the presidential election of 1972 when Richard Nixon and George McGovern ran against each other. In 1972, I was old enough … Continue reading

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Home boy missions

WARNING: I’m left-handed, and I was raised with an especially cranky Scotch-Irish sense of egalitarianism, so I find it hard to just write things. I rant, and this is a rant, not a Ph.D. dissertation. I don’t know everything about … Continue reading

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