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Some Thoughts on Death

“…within the hollow crown That rounds the mortal temples of a king Keeps Death his court and there the antic sits, Scoffing his state and grinning at his pomp, Allowing him a breath, a little scene, To monarchize, be fear’d and kill with looks, Infusing him with self and vain conceit, As if this flesh …

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It’s the Environment, Stupid!

Rat Park In the early 1980s, a Canadian researcher by the name of Bruce Alexander published a couple of interesting articles about his work with rat populations. What Alexander did was take some rats and give them some dope—but with a twist. Alexander made water containing opiates available along with fresh water to the rats. …

Stormy Skies

Two Boats and a Helicopter

I’ve been vaguely obsessed with a joke for most of my life. It goes like this: A terrible storm descents on a country town. Eventually the streets are flooded, and the water is rising fast. The town preacher is standing on the steps of the church, praying for deliverance, when a guy in a row …