Category Archive: Rant

Apr 20

The Columbine Letters

My essay on the Columbine massacre has gotten more e-mail response than all of my other Freethought Almanac blog postings combined. Columbine seems to have touched a nerve: almost all of the e-mails disagree with me. And I’m still receiving them! Here are what my correspondents say, the most recent first, and how I replied …

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Nov 11

Veterans Day Letter to a Soldier in Boot Camp

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Dear son, Today is Veterans Day and you are spending, as a soldier, your first holiday honoring soldiers. We all are grateful to those who serve their country in uniform. We express it openly on this day. Now that day includes you. On this occasion, although I am technically unqualified to be anybody’s father, I …

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Oct 28

GPS and Its Discontents

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By Ronald Bruce Meyer I have a GPS in my car, that space-based satellite navigation system that tells me where to go and where to get off at. Oh, I know where my usual destinations are, but in my work I travel to a lot of new places from, or to, my accustomed destinations, so …

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