Skeptical Abe Vigoda
Skepticism

AI: What’s going around and coming around?

In December I put down my eighteen-year-old cat George Burns.  It was awful, and it still makes me tear up to think he won’t be there when I get home …

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superman
Afternoon Inquisition

AI: What does your armor look like?

Yesterday I followed along watching the voting and ultimate selection of the new pope. I imagine a lot of folks wondered a lot of things, like I did:  Why black …

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Jasper Johns flag
Afternoon Inquisition

AI: What do you love?

Happy Valentine’s Day people! If you have yourself a Valentine in the form of a person, well, that’s great. Happy Heart Day to you both. In fact, happy everyday to …

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megan phelps
Afternoon Inquisition

AI: Forgive and forget, part deux

A while back I posted an Afternoon Inquisition about Michael Vick and his 2007 felony conviction for running a dog fighting ring. The question I asked was about the emotional …

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Afternoon Inquisition

AI: Superfluous melee, lexicon lunacy. Retrospective love.

When I was in the fifth and sixth grade, Ruth Katz was my teacher. She was fearsome and effulgent to this timorous eleven year old. I now know she was daring …

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A with Japersey mark
Afternoon Inquisition

AI: Sometimes, I’m not as smart as I think I am.

It’s cold here in Southern California this week.  Yes, I know it’s not cold cold compared to the rest of the Northern Hemisphere, but still cold enough to remind me my …

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A viking at work
Afternoon Inquisition

AI: What are you up to this week?

I normally love this particular week at my job, as it’s my chance to file ALL THE THINGS, clean up my desktops (real and virtual), and generally sort myself out …

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Afternoon Inquisition

AI: What’s your tradition?

Since Elyse already started the whole it’s-Thanksgiving-slash-holiday-time-in-the-US-so-we-must-talk-mostly-about-food trend, I feel compelled to carry on. But this is not a post just for my fellow Americans who might be turkey roasting …

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