Category Archives: Collapse

Shades Of Phil Collins

On my way home from the gym, I heard a young man respond to another as the two crossed paths in front of my metro stop. I didn’t hear the solicitation, but it was clear to me when the man … Continue reading

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Advertisement: Join The One Percent

The gym where I work out recently added Bloomberg TV on the overhead monitors. I was surprised to see a parody of the Occupy Wall Street movement in this tongue-in-cheek commercial suggesting that viewers could use Interactive Brokers and join … Continue reading

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A Message To Wall Street From 1862

Slate ran an article last month about homesteaders of the last century, Oh snap!: Homesteader Postcards, The Facebook of 1906.

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The West Is Not Having An Arab Spring

At the gym on Monday, the overhead TVs were showing scenes of fierce fighting near Sirte in Libya. I was riveted to the soundless images of the CNN journalists and revolutionary fighters who were caught in a sudden attack. With … Continue reading

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Omens

On my way to work his morning I passed two policemen photographing the scene. Looking up, I could barely make out the victims, dangling motionlessly in the gray morning sky.

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