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What Are You Thinking?

Feb 12, 2018

I read a fascinating article recently about the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, which led the world to the brink of nuclear war. Most people know that the crisis blew up suddenly that October when the US discovered Russian nuclear missiles in Cuba. It became incredibly tense, with the world expecting the outbre...

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Vernon Bayley (1921-2018), An EllisDon Founder, In Every Sense

Jan 22, 2018

Few people at EllisDon these days will recognize the name Vernon Bayley, but without him there would be no EllisDon.  For thirty years, Vern gave everyt...

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A Few Words on Lying

Oct 16, 2017

“The worst thing you can be is a liar.  Okay, fine, yes, the worst thing you can be is a Nazi, but then number two is a liar.  Nazi one, liar two.”— Justin Halpern’s Father, in ‘Sh*t My Father Says’...

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Nobody Has A Clue (Except Maybe You)

Jul 24, 2017

My predictive abilities are zero. But it’s not so bad, so are everyone else’s. It took me about four decades to figure out that nobody at all really has any clue about what’s coming. The most useful thing seems to be knowing what’s happening right now. Like, now, at this ve...

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