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Fifty Shades of Summer Reading

That book series!  John Presnall writes about it below.  I have something to add to the discussion. I am on the board of our county public library.  There was a bit of controversy at a board meeting over this book and the genre called Gray Romance.   Yes, it’s selling . . . . Continue Reading »

Rape and Women in the Military

Yesterday, I received this sad email that I copy in below.  I append my response below it. Kate - I served as a Lance Corporal in the Marines for over three years. During that time, I was raped twice and sexually assaulted twice more. It happened so often that I assumed it must be normal. . . . . Continue Reading »

Freedom of Speech Includes Some Kinds of Lies

In a decision that will upset some military men I know, the Supreme Court finds that it is constitutional to lie about yourself. The case centered on Xavier Alvarez, a water-district board member in California, who was convicted of falsely claiming to be a Medal of Honor recipient. A federal . . . . Continue Reading »

Liars, All

In my morning’s lazy read of my morning paper, The Wall Street Journal *, I note that today’s most popular read of that newspaper is Why We Lie.  Since Saturday, 4,100 people have shared this article, which is by Dan Ariely, explaining his book “The (Honest) Truth About . . . . Continue Reading »

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