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In his 1932 essay “In Praise of Idleness,” philosopher Betrand Russell defined work as being “of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth’s surface relative to other such matter; second, telling other people to […]

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In his 1932 essay “In Praise of Idleness,” philosopher Betrand Russell defined work as being “of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth’s surface relative to other such matter; second, telling other people to […]

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My Upcoming Pulitzer

“Dear Sir or Madam, will you read my book? It took me years to write. Will you take a look?” —The Beatles "Unable to choose a fiction winner, Pulitzer Prize officials made a decision guaranteed to

Are Americans cheap?

My friend Cleatus, among many other things, is a compulsive statistician. He’s one of those people who end up getting beaned in the head at the ballpark because he’s busy

Occupy my trousers

"I am cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities and states... We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny." —Martin Luther King,

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