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The Years of Magical Thinking
by Rob Schultheis
Apr 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Sometimes fate has a sick trick up its sleeve. Schultheis and the years of magical thinking.
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We Have Met the Enemy and It Is Us (Part Two)
by Rob Schultheis
Apr 14, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Behold the future the Tea Party is laying out for us: a third rate country controlled by a  tiny elite class of super-wealthy men and women,  a 21st century Banana Republic where those with the gol...
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We Have Met the Enemy, and It Is Us
by Rob Schultheis
Apr 07, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
"Ignorance has never been an acceptable defense." Schultheis laments the way things are, in this era of mass denial.
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Peering Into the Abyss
by Rob Schultheis
Mar 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
For historic perspective on the insanity of the 21st century, consider these two case histories: Alexander 'the Great' and Babur.
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The Navajo Reservation’s Three Mile Island
by Rob Schultheis
Mar 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
“Uranium mining is only one of the ways the Navajo Reservation has been exploited for corporate profit by the energy industry and others.” Schultheis recounts the death toll on the Navajo reservati...
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‘For What It’s Worth’
by Rob Schultheis
Mar 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The multiplicity of emotions stirred up by three simple words: “You have cancer.”
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The Human Body, That Marvel of Bad Design
by Rob Schultheis
Mar 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
“Intelligent design,” my petrified Teutonic tailbone, when it comes to the human body.
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The Worst of Times
by Rob Schultheis
Mar 03, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Remembering two-time Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Smedley Butler, who thwarted a Wall Street nod to Hitler…Tea Party punchlist includes cutting already lamentable veterans’ benefits.
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Welcome to the Dark Ages
by Rob Schultheis
Feb 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
History marks the burning of the library in Alexandria, Egypt, as the beginning of the Dark Ages, and now we’re doing it, again.
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Burrow Me Not on the Lone Prairie
by Rob Schultheis 
Jan 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Now here’s a notion for keeping those Valley Floor prairie dogs in check.
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Precious Lesson From the German Soldier Who Said ‘No’
by Rob Schultheis
Dec 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The German soldier who refused to obey orders to kill Dutch civilians offers inspiration to us all.
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Bright Light in a Dark World
by Rob Schultheis
Dec 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
This American sergeant is a bright light in the darkest reaches of Afghanistan.
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Thoughts on a Monday (Football) Night
by Rob Schultheis
Dec 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Why the so-called War on Drugs (and other cancerous monstrosities that live only to grow) can’t stop itself.
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‘Tis the Season…
by Rob Schultheis
Dec 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Let’s talk about the meaning of Christmas…
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Approaching Winter Solstice
by Rob Schultheis
Dec 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Contemplating the changing of the year, while humankind continues with slaughtering each other piecemeal, making piano keys out of wise old elephants’ tusks and carving the Great Blue Whales up int...
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The State of the ‘Onion’
by Rob Schultheis
Nov 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Let’s call it ‘State of the Onion’ – our Union is more like a chaotic grab-bag of 300 million tiny feudal principalities than a nation, and when you peel away the layers of an onion, it makes you cry.
A Mad Hatter Tea Party’s American Dream
by Rob Schultheis
Nov 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Schultheis decries the latest from the American electorate
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A True Himalayan Ghost Story
by Rob Schultheis
Nov 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Schultheis recounts the tale of a Himalayan trek gone wrong, almost horribly so.
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Ghosts on the Trail
by Rob Schultheis
Oct 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Paul Fussell, in his great book Abroad , concludes that real travel is a goner, along with the strangeness, newness and sense of wonder that once made other lands magical. It seems likely he was ri...
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No Empathy in the Snakepit
by Rob Schultheis
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s mind-boggling, and incredibly depressing, too, to see the mindless insanity of today’s rightwing rhetoric; and I say this as someone who voted for Ronald Reagan for President.