Category Archives: The Facts of Life

What is it to be wretchedly poor

There are times when literature expands beyond telling a compelling fictional story and becomes eternal truth. Because I’ve been reading Anthony Trollope for the past several years as a way of escaping our current turmoil and soothing myself into sleep, … Continue reading

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Three headless bodies in three separate locations

It’s not as sharp as (1) “Headless Body In Topless Bar,” but (2) “Headless body in cave” ain’t bad. Two things, though: the head of the cave body (name of Joseph Loveless, not a joke) remains missing and nobody yet … Continue reading

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What is the object of power?

Characteristically I am an optimist. So optimistic that, as I finish How I Learned The Facts of Life,┬ámy short handbook about how to get the facts from the news and distinguish the facts from the fakes, I came to an … Continue reading

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