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Prufrock’s honor…

There is worthiness, which is difficult; it can never be supplied by another, and it can never be faked. And there is worship, which is demanding; you can fake the virtues the worshipper worships, but you dare not falter. And … Continue reading

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Bidding farewell to Shale with a bid for her immortality.

By yearning so relentlessly, Shale showed us all of life.Shale, léminence grise you see to the right, is dying as I write this. She’s been with us for 19 years, and in that time she taught me more than I ever hoped to know about … Continue reading

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Lies all the way down: Ventilating Uncle Willie’s Father’s Day funk.

“Hey, dipshit, if you want to lose your house and lose your family, to see your kids a third of the time if you’re lucky, to watch them spin out of control as they learn to pit the two of … Continue reading

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Fathering fathertongue: “The purpose of civilization is to prevent rape, to make the world safe for women and children.”

“Can you read the inscriptions on the buildings outside? This is M.I.T.’s way of honoring all the great men of science. Galileo, Kepler, Fourier, LaPlace. Aristotle, toward whom every branch of science must bow. Hundreds of names, some larger, some … Continue reading

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Q: When will #Marxism TRULY work? A: When the proletariat exterminates itself.

A trapped rat will gnaw his way out of a wooden box. Trapped people gnaw their way into them.Photo by: rjp1. The Trump vote is a slave rebellion. 2. The Tea Party is a slave rebellion. 3. The surge in … Continue reading

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Telling long stories about other people’s nightmares — for Father’s Day.

“Every one of those guys knows that this could be his last Father’s Day at home, his last chance to see his kids before they get sideswiped for life by the family court system, his last chance to make believe … Continue reading

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The DISC of staffing: Find the right shoe, first, then find the right foot for it.

If the new guy is a clown – so is the guy who hired him. Doing better – much better – is not just doable but simple.Photo by: Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist BureauHere’s a sphincter-clencher for anyone who manages people: … Continue reading

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