Avoiding the Bull

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By the age of twelve I felt I had mastered most of life’s important do’s and don’ts and I mostly stopped listening to adults giving out warnings. I did, however, make exceptions. I remember the day on our grandparent’s Illinois farm when my brother Dave and I told Grandpa we were going back to Bear… Read more »

The Pre-Atomic Experience

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I recently completed a one-month personal experiment where I avoided forms of entertainment that were created after 1945—that benchmark year when our nervous, frenetic world was born in a mushroom cloud. I came up with the idea after reading a 1950s essay by E.B. White (Stuart Little) decrying modern media and entertainment. (Ironically, Sid Vicious… Read more »