Monthly Archives: November 2014

Do Monarchies Work?

A long-standing friend of mine worked in the foreign service many years ago. Over time I learned that she was actually a CIA agent honor bound not to discuss her work. She served in many countries, including a few in … Continue reading

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Eye Exam

This is brief because my vision is too blurry. It has been hours since my eye exam. It seems that this time I needed a few extra tests which required extra drops. These tests check my vision for deterioration caused … Continue reading

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Banks

There are people living today who remember the Great Depression. They remember thousands upon thousands of small depositors who lost life savings when bank after bank went under. A few years after the crash, the federal government instituted the FDIC, … Continue reading

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Celibacy

Last week I read an article in the New York Times that described the limbo-like state of priests who had taken a vow of celibacy, but were either secularized and married or were having affairs with women while still fulfilling … Continue reading

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Tears

When my husband reached his mid seventies, he informed me that he seemed to cry more easily. He didn’t offer an explanation, not did I ask him for one. Now that I have reached that age, I too, find tears … Continue reading

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