Category: perspective

No Troubles, only Joys

I miss Calvin and Hobbes. I especially loved Calvin’s transmogrifying machine. Really just a cardboard box, he used it to change himself—and any other willing subject—into dinosaurs, worms, or chickens. No request was too extreme or beyond the amazing ability of the transmogrifying machine to whisk away your present trouble by transforming you into whatever…

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Election Day Thoughts

I am thinking today about Percy Bysshe Shelley’s sonnet, “Ozymandias.” “I met a traveller from an antique land, Who said—’Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand, Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell…

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