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Memphasis > Chain Reaction

July 7th, 2011

PASS THIS ON. My brother just sent me a chain letter. Within 10 minutes, a friend of his sent the same one. Both suggested it might be a column. Both are respected journalists, published authors – two seasoned guys who live in D.C. and wear their cynicism as proudly and visibly as a Heidelberg dueling scar – and both are suggesting I pimp a chain letter. I hate chain letters.

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Memphasis > Couple Of Firecrackers

June 30th, 2011

RUNNING FULL CIRCLE.

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Memphasis > Do The Math

June 23rd, 2011

LOOK FOR REAL ANSWERS. When our son was in the tenth grade at White Station, he had a substitute math teacher one semester. He was called out of retirement to teach the class and he was older than Copernicus. I know this because I thought he was already 100 when he taught me … or tried to teach me … trigonometry at White Station decades before. Seems Gaines had been up to ...

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Memphasis > Will’s Wisdom

June 16th, 2011

THE STILL WISE WILL ROGERS.

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Memphasis > Moby Rainbow

June 9th, 2011

LUCKY CATCHES.Last week I caught a whale. The river was too high to catch this fish, far too much trash churned and turned in its brown rush, far too distracting and suspicious for already suspicious rainbow, much less this wily old monster. I can’t catch this fish. I don’t fish, and people who do fish talk about fish like this, big enough to inspire tales, bigger still each time the ...

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