Author Archives: jimmonk

Ideology and Reality

Most of my political friends are disappointed with my current politics. The ones on the left think I’ve become a neoconservative, abandoning my younger anti-war sentiment. Over on the right they are impatiently waiting for me to give up on … Continue reading

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Some Resolution on my Resolutions

Now that the summer is almost over (summer for me begins with spring break and ends with the first snowfall at the end of the year) I feel an urge to start blogging here again. I have been a bit … Continue reading

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Some Assembly Required

Procrastinate long enough and reality catches up with you. Last April I said I had an idea for how Apple could bring some manufacturing back to the United States, after all that controversy about its assemby lines in China. As … Continue reading

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I’ve had it with 20th Century Technology

I have four new year’s resolutions, all internet related. – get rid of my land line – drop cable tv – stop home delivery of the paper – kill my email My cell does a much better job than the … Continue reading

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Gay Marriage in the USA

Here’s a great story by Molly Ball on The Atlantic’s website: The Marriage Plot: Inside This Year’s Epic Campaign for Gay Equality After 31 consecutive defeats gay marriage finally won voter approval in four state referendums last month. Maine, Maryland and … Continue reading

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Jingle Bell Thanksgiving

Did the 5 K in the Jingle Bell Run again last Sunday, with the usual results.  I was last in my age group – no surprise there – and a few seconds slower than last year.  But it was a … Continue reading

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Four More Years, but When?

I still like Obama. As I said last January, I hope he gets another term. Maybe not the next one, however. Like Steve Jobs in 1985, Obama’s career path could do with a bit of failure right now. And it … Continue reading

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