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bob-mustin's picture
Sep.01.2013
Harper’s Magazine, September 2013     A favorite article in this issue: “Wrong Answer - The Case Against Algebra II,” by Nicholson Baker. The article speaks the truth about the central flaw to reason and intellect, centered in this case about Algebra. Mathematics as a ...
sharon-a-geyer's picture
Jul.23.2013
Grandson Arjan and his girlfriend Angelica came to say goodbye as they are leaving soon for Boston. Yes, that kid with a pillow on his head has been accepted at the Harvard School of Divinity. Angelica, who is starting law school, looks on amazed.  The tapestry behind them on the wall is the...
jam-hamidi's picture
Jun.17.2013
It's always beautiful in May. And the girls, two by two, followed loudly in the park. The excitement reachedits chaotic crescendo at the sight of the boat-swans. I don't want to write about this. I don't want to stare at the pictures of that lake on Google-Earth, at the fountains, lit high, at...
bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Apr.26.2013
          Why, people ask, do I wander the world?  Why do my wife and I spend time in other countries, seeking out places that are different from those we’re used to and are comfortable in?          ...
bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Apr.16.2013
           Twenty years after the events portrayed in the movie “Argo,” I set foot in Tehran for the first time and began almost a month of exploring the complex, sometimes surprising, country of Iran.  We were experienced travelers who had...
earl-merkel's picture
Mar.17.2013
From our "Alfred E. Newman/'What, ME Worry?'" -files: Having been on a project deadline most of the past week, this one surfaced on my radar screen late. As did the latest China/hacking story, the "North Korea Declares Korean War Back ON!" story, and Iran playing "I repeat everything YOU say/...
christopher-meeks's picture
Feb.11.2013
My cousin in Minnesota wrote an email to many of his relatives including me asking us to think about Iran’s nuclear goals and our own bombs. I grew up in the late fifties and sixties worried about the bomb. In grade school, we had drills where we’d have to duck and cover in the hallway in case of a...
robert-earle's picture
Jan.22.2013
  The General’s Son by Miko Peled, son of the legendary Israeli general Matti Peled, is one of those books that is simultaneously disheartening and encouraging.  In a sense, it’s two books. First, an account of how Matti Peled, the brilliant warrior and militant Zionist, became a scholar...
steven-belanger's picture
Jan.21.2013
Photo: Istanbul's Hagia Sophia, from the film, and from the film's Wikipedia page.   I'd wanted to see this film for a long time, since before it came out, and I'm glad I did.  I'm not a huge Ben Affleck fan; I've long considered him to be the more pale of the Affleck / Damon team....
jam-hamidi's picture
Jan.02.2013
Leg over tart leg, gravity flows as honey on such a warm day. Men, boys in disguise, nod out atop one another in classic display, while in the foreground, preparing for the paying, the tar dealer sings. A much younger man, barefoot, hence a labourer, yet king among kings. I notice the mat...