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“Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time.” I read Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five for a community college class called “Banned Books” just after I retired from teaching. Retirement at age fifty felt very strange!  I guess it’s no wonder that line has stayed with me for over 20 years now.  Once again I feel like… Continue reading

The Solution to All Our Problems (guaranteed!)

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Almost 30 years ago I ran across an article by Michael Ventura with this title. It was a list of 38 suggestions that he boldly suggested would solve all our problems.  I cut it out – made copies – took some of them to heart and saved others to think about “later.” “Later” never came… Continue reading