Monthly Archives: February 2012

Toward a Flu Armistice

Not since the outbreak of the Spanish flu in 1918 has the world seen such stench and suffering as was witnessed in my house over the weekend. During the epidemic a century ago, tens of millions were killed by the … Continue reading

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JLP Therapy

Join hands with me, friendly readers! Let us form a semicircle and celebrate happiness! Whether you are reading this website out of morbid curiosity, misguided hostility, or untreated depression, all are welcome inside the concrete digital walls of the JLP! … Continue reading

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Grant and Sherman by Charles Bracelen Flood

This year’s summer reading included Charles Bracelen Flood’s excellent Grant & Sherman: The Friendship That Won the Civil War. The book is a crisp, concise examination of the the successes, failures, and character of Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh … Continue reading

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On Having Two Kids

By now all of you know that I’m the father of two children. (If you didn’t know this, please leave this website and delete your browser history.) They are lovely kids, as children go. The older one likes to jump … Continue reading

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