Category Archives: Religion


Last night, I was trying not to think of the things that were bothering me (largely Trump, along with some other stuff) when the word “stigmata” popped into my head. I don’t know why. I’ve always liked the sound of … Continue reading

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I Don’t Practice Santeria

But I do love a botanica. I just found another one in Long Beach, hidden on a side street but filled with a million delights. Shelves that nearly reached the ceiling were stocked with perfumes, oils, cleaning sprays, amulets, religious … Continue reading

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Trump And Bannon: Killing Me Softly

I don’t know about you but this shit is killing me. Just since the inauguration, I have developed carpal tunnel syndrome and eczema. I’m grinding my teeth and I’m glued to Twitter. Each new egregious development sends me into a … Continue reading

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Recycling Hostility

In just one day, I have received threats of physical violence and an actual curse, both transmitted over the Internet. Now, I am fully aware of having myself generated enough hostility online to light up several baseball stadiums if not … Continue reading

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Mother Theresa Was No Saint

I never liked Mother Theresa, despite her reputation as the embodiment of selfless compassion. She looked kind of sinister, and even smiling she exuded no warmth. I felt vindicated to learn that she had many critics. Aroup Chatterjee, a doctor … Continue reading

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Botanica: A Field Trip

Remember going on field trips when you were a kid? It was a chance to get out the classroom, and it would an adventure. Not always a good one, but a diversion from the routine of school. Last week I … Continue reading

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Epiphanies From My Vacation

We traveled to another state for a family visit and it was an experience rich with epiphanies. Here are the ones I can remember: 1. I have zero fear of flying and no anxiety about things going wrong. I sat … Continue reading

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The Ass Age

We have entered The Ass Age, and The Apocalypse is sure to follow. I would like it to hurry up. I’m not certain about the beginning of The Ass Age. Jennifer Lopez was the precursor many years ago but no … Continue reading

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My favorite aspect of the Borat character is his antisemitism. Naturally, my appreciation of this relies on the knowledge that Sacha Baron Cohen is Jewish. And the more Jewish I feel, the more I feel at liberty to mock Jewishness. … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Adventure

  Whenever I walk to Whole Foods with friends, we have an adventure, and not just the one where tall thin women ram you with their shopping carts. This time, it was a guy with an enormous didgeridoo. ¬†We had … Continue reading

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