Category Archives: paranoia

First Ladies of the 20th and 21st Century

  It struck me the other day that these two women exemplify what one could call ‘classy’. And the affection felt by the public for each of them is across the board. It must be the pearls.

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And Isn’t it True?

Perry Mason: The truth will out… X-Files: The truth is out there.

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Is Smiley (Somewhat) Based on Intrepid?

When asked who he based George Smiley‘s character on, John le CarrĂ© states that he is an amalgam of several people. And for a long time, I accepted that response on face value. Now I’m beginning to wonder…

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Our Car: the “Limey”

Green Ford Fiesta You cannot miss our car: it’s the lime green one in the picture above. We’ve had it for almost seven years. Last night I dreamed that the “Limey” (my Brit name for it) went missing after parking … Continue reading

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Experience: Negative to Positive

“Don’t touch! It’s hot!” As a species, we are wired to disobey. It must built into our DNA to be negatively suggestible. From the minute we are told not to do something, that’s all we want to do. Once upon … Continue reading

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Did James Earl Ray Kill MLK Jr?

Or Was He Just the Patsy? We always breathe a collective sigh of relief when the ‘bad guys’ are caught after some atrocious event, such as the assassination of a prominent person. Such was the effect of James Earl Ray … Continue reading

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Facebook: Society’s Mirror?

Or a Necessary Evil? Today is April Fool’s Day (and Easter Sunday) 2018. But this is no joke. Facebook has come in for a lot of criticism lately. Most of it seems justified, but is it really wrong to give … Continue reading

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