Category Archives: Opinion

Lady Liberty and the Goddess of Discord

My grandson was asking about the Statue of Liberty the other day. Lady Liberty is prominent in the Marvel movies he watches, at least the ones set in New York. Spiderman, the X-Men and the Avengers all stop by the … Continue reading

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Our Online, Hamster-Ball Life

My six-year-old grandson’s hamster, “Hamsterdam,” loves his plastic hamster ball. At least once a day he is taken from his cage so we can clean it, and is either placed in a wire pen we set up in the living … Continue reading

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‘Audacious in their Conjectures’: Why ‘MemeWatch’ Doesn’t Work

Conspiracy theories are in the news again. Actually, it seems like they’re everywhere. As I was binge-watching “Money Heist” on Netflix the other night, I noticed all the talk on that show about “sticking with the Plan” and “trust the … Continue reading

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Memes and Facebook’s Truth Problem

I’m starting a new feature in my Facebook newsfeed called “Meme Watch.”  It will periodically investigate the accuracy of those pesky posts that pop up, devoid of sources, originating from questionable sites, claiming outrageous things or spinning conspiracies and rumor.

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‘A Heart of Many Chambers’ (in the age of social media)

“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.”                          … Continue reading

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