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At the end of a nature-preserve cove, I saw in the water some dark, complex something. Two box-like shapes, attached to one another. An abandoned part of a car engine? Approaching a little closer, I saw that it was two midsized, black-backed turtles, one clamped on the back of the other. They were rolling in […]

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The Nation recently published an online opinion piece by Rebecca Vallas that addresses the lifelong financial consequences of a criminal conviction in America. The context is important; she begins by lauding recent bipartisan efforts to reform the criminal justice system, including the effort to make sentencing less draconian. But, as Vallas points out, receiving—and even […]

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In his blog post last week for The New York Review of Books, David Cole marked the five-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. He noted that a total of eight public interest organizations also took note of the anniversary by publishing reports on the effect the decision has had on […]

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  In The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan, Rick Perlstein splits Americans of that recent period into two “tribes.” One comprised the suspicious circles, which had once been small, but now were exceptionally broad, who considered the self-evident lesson of the 1960s and the low, dishonest war that defined the […]

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“I am a man who likes talking to a man who likes to talk.” — Sydney Greenstreet’s memorable line in The Maltese Falcon, made in 1941. Seventy years later, in our electronic age, we might rephrase this “I like following websites that websites like to follow.” The lines came to my mind in the wake of WordPress, magnanimously, […]

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“I am a man who likes talking to a man who likes to talk.” — Sydney Greenstreet’s memorable line in The Maltese Falcon, made in 1941. Seventy years later, in our electronic age, we might rephrase this “I like following websites that websites like to follow.” The lines came to my mind in the wake of WordPress, magnanimously, […]

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March 13, 2018

i am looking for spiritual rats that bring money into my room i am from zimbabwe

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RealDoll prosthetic device, leg, being repaired

“I am a man who likes talking to a man who likes to talk.” — Sydney Greenstreet’s memorable line in The Maltese Falcon, made in 1941. Seventy years later, in our electronic age, we might rephrase this “I like following websites that websites like to follow.” The lines came to my mind in the wake of WordPress, magnanimously, […]

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February 3, 2018

This is, clearly, a continuing story. In an online article in a new UK magazine, The Amorist, computer science professor Kate Devlin urges that sex bots (and digital assistants, like Siri) shouldn't just be "gynoids"; we should have access to "androids" as well. And then there is my personal experience of drawing from the nude. Increasingly, I find or realize, that breasts now often -- and unfortunately! -- are coming in just one, too-perfect shape. (In the augmentation industry it's called "round," and I believe the most popular fill is on the order of 400ccs.) Are we finding that the simples...

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Arabian Red Fox, photograph by Jem Babbington, appears on Birds of Saudi Arabia website

“I am a man who likes talking to a man who likes to talk.” — Sydney Greenstreet’s memorable line in The Maltese Falcon, made in 1941. Seventy years later, in our electronic age, we might rephrase this “I like following websites that websites like to follow.” The lines came to my mind in the wake of WordPress, magnanimously, […]

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July 25, 2017

[…] Gun. Pour ses explorations des traductions, vers le français, de la poésie, voir, par example, Translating Dickinson, Poetry as Conversation, et Dylan, Nobel, Paris, Chimes Flashing. Some readers may also find of […]

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