Archives: June 2000

On the nature of evil

The difficulty with evil nowadays, is that we no longer recognize it. This isn’t because evil has changed at all, but because we now have a warped understanding of what it is. Evil isn’t, and never has been, a James Bond (or Austin Powers) villain who twirls his moustaches and threatens to cut our hero

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What do you want to be when you grow up?

I remember when I was a little kid, I read a book about Camelot and King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table–and because I was reading pretty far above my age level, I understood what I read, but I didn’t understand the context of it… meaning I didn’t really have a concept of

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Central Park Attacks letter to the editor

I’m watching Dateline NBC… the special on the attacks in Central Park of women during the Puerto Rican parade. I was outraged by this special, and not just at what happened, but at the way that you reported it. You blamed the victims and made excuses for the criminals, and that is wrong, plain wrong.

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Happy Birthday, Riley (vol. 2)

01 – The Ballad of Davy Crockett – Davy Crockett 02 – H R Pufnstuf – Theme Song 03 – The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams – Theme Song 04 – Land of the Lost – Theme Song 05 – Hong Kong Phooey (Number 1 Super Guy) – Theme Song 06 – Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah –

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Happy Birthday, Riley (vol. 1)

01 – Octopus Garden – Beatles 02 – Yellow Submarine – Beatles 03 – Puff the Magic Dragon – Peter, Paul and Mary 04 – Unicorn – The Irish Rovers 05 – Teddy Bear – Elvis Presley 06 – Snoopy and the Red Baron – Royal Guardsmen 07 – The Lion Sleeps Tonight – Robert

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Questions from my sister

Pontification requested: 1. Is there really good and bad/black and white/ right and wrong in the world, or is everything in shades of grey/gray? (deeds, not people. People would be a whole different discussion) 2. Jealousy: Your thoughts? Brief update: not yet married. Kittens are healthy. Hair is short. Thoughts from the pontiff: 1. Ranges

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A Midsummer Night’s Bootleg CD

01 – Tribute to King Tubby – Beats International – The Fatboy Slim/Norman Cook Collection 02 – Renegade Master – Wild Child – The Fatboy Slim/Norman Cook Collection 03 – I See You Baby – Groove Armada – Vertigo 04 – Beng Beng Beng – Femi Kuti – Shoki Shoki 05 – Darkside – Crazy

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Gay/Straight Marriages and the Georges tragedy

This is in regards to Ruth Holladay’s recent column on the Georges murder tragedy. (excerpted below) I think we as a community, and Ruth Holladay, need to separate our issues here, because we’re talking about several different issues as though they’re a single issue. We’re talking about people, regardless of their orientation, being honest with

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Feller breaks collarbone in butch football play

Douglas E. Feller, 4445 Bevington Lane, Indianapolis, broke his collarbone this afternoon while playing touch football at Barb and Michelle’s cookout. Displaying the butch, masculine qualities for which he is so well-known, Doug was going out for a pass when he swerved to avoid a tree, did a half-somersault in the air, and landed on

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