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Retired government economist, recent widower after 43 years of marriage — a work in progress, figuring out what life is supposed to look like.

Recent Comments

  1. 12 months ago on Francis

    Pope Francis, however, is 21st century all the way, and he’s trying to lead the church from the 14th century into this one.

  2. about 1 year ago on Pearls Before Swine

    “Where do all these nuts come from?” From the Tree of Nuttiness…

  3. about 1 year ago on Pearls Before Swine

    There’s a very insightful recent book — “The Shallows” — that basically argues that every advance in imformation technology over the centuries has made our brains lazier and less physically capable of sustained analytical thought. The Internet, the greatest such advance since Gutenberg’s printing press, has seriously advanced the process. And hence this strip.

  4. over 1 year ago on Non Sequitur

    “Reality is that which, when you ignore it, doesn’t go away.” A good pragmatic working definition.

  5. over 1 year ago on Doonesbury

    I disagree. Compassion, and social action, for others is at the heart of the gospel. Jesus left no room for argument: “What you did for the least of these, my brothers and sisters, you did for me.”

  6. over 1 year ago on Pearls Before Swine

    I think the classical response would be that wisdom is good in itself, for living a good and happy life and for making the lives of those around you better and happier, without considering whether your wisdom survives your physical existence.

  7. almost 2 years ago on Pickles

    A simile, not a metaphor. But I’m just a fussy old nerd…

  8. about 2 years ago on Pickles

    Well, that depends. How much longer did you plan on living?

  9. about 2 years ago on Pearls Before Swine

    More completely, “Where ignorance is bliss, ’tis folly to be wise.” Since “Hell is truth learned too late”, perhaps ignorance is always bliss. (But then, I’m just a discouraged old guy.)

  10. about 2 years ago on Pickles

    If he doesn’t know what it is, how good can it be?