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“I say there is no darkness but ignorance.” ~William Shakespeare

Sorry, Billy, I disagree. I am more of an “ignorance is bliss” kind of guy. (From Thomas Gray‘s poem, Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College (1742): “Where ignorance is bliss, ’tis folly to be wise.”) I’m sitting here, minding my own business and contemplating the failure of the LHC to cause a black hole sucking in

“You need a whole community to raise a child. I have raised two children, alone.” ~Toni Morrison

I just read this touching post over at UnlockTheSecretVoice, it is entitled “Community.” And, yes, SingleDad has an opinion, glad you asked. Claire, she no more of Life With A Severely Disabled Child, (and we know why she needed to bail on that blog; are all men morons?) wrote, in part, in a comment on

Hot date

I went to the big city symphony today. Brought along a hot date. Jealous? You should be.


in·fantil·i·zation (nfn-tl--zshn) n. : The act of treating or condescending to as if still a young child Pearlsky got her first wheelchair when she was about three years old. We were given two choices for conveyance, a wheelchair or a special needs stroller. The wheelchair shyster salespuke RTS slime ball vendor assured me repeatedly that

“From a certain point of view our real enemy, the true troublemaker, is inside.” ~Tenzin Gyatso, The 14th Dalai Lama

You know me, far be it from me to want to start any trouble or stir the pot. In that regard, I decided to do a bit more research on the who-can-vote thing.

“Last year I went fishing with Salvador Dali. He was using a dotted line. He caught every other fish.” ~Steven Wright

Discussing the fact that I had to have Pearlsky served (in the legal sense) with papers, I wrote this in a recent post on guardianship: Back in college I was a bouncer for a while at a popular hole-in-the-wall across the street from the ball park. I had the reputation of carding everyone, and I

Pearlsky v. Board of Education (apologies to Brown, Plessy, Ferguson, et alia)

From Wikipedia: “Separate but equal was a legal doctrine in United States Constitutional law that justified systems of segregation. Under this doctrine, services, facilities and public accommodations were allowed to be separated by race, on the condition that the quality of each group’s public facilities were (supposedly) to remain equal. The phrase was derived from

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I know very little about Mexico. I have enough problems with American history, don’t start asking me about General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín and his victory over the French (I knew I liked him) in the Battle of Puebla. Hell, I was just a kid back in 1862 … It is also very unfortunate that the