Category Archives: General

Andrew Sullivan on Religion

Andrew Sullivan has written a fascinating article for New York magazine, dated December 7, 2018.  The idea of contemporary American politics as a substitute for Christianity is a compelling one, as is his opening thought that everyone has a religion. … Continue reading

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When You Can’t Do Anything Else…

. …clean your desk. . This is advice I learned from a genealogical magazine years ago–in that wonderful public library in Rutherford, New Jersey. When stuck, tidy up. It’s magic, every time. This little “back office”–a third bedroom when we … Continue reading

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Algorithms

“Algorithms, in fact, are not simple numbers and neutral sequences of operations, but rather elaborations of intentions that pursue precise aims and can be used to influence personal choices and decisions, and effect the formation of individual thought and consciousness.” … Continue reading

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Other Jon Halls

Just a quick reminder–this is my only blog, and I do not post anywhere else unless I mention it here. Since shutting down my Facebook page, this is the only place I post. There is at least one other “Jon … Continue reading

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Lost City Part 2

Herewith my last comments on Plants Versus Zombies. The second part of the eighth world of the second edition of this classic franchise (got that?) is out. Id est: Lost City Part Two. I reviewed Part One a few posts … Continue reading

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Lost City Part One: Review

  It’s summer vacation, so I am going to write about something purely fun. (I just finished a major review that’s been hanging over my head, so my light-headed status is easily explained!) This is a quick review of Plants … Continue reading

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Quick Newsflash

I haven’t disappeared. I’m just very busy with some wonderful projects, which I’ll share with you soon. In the meantime, follow me on Facebook, and have a wonderful spring!

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Comes Autumn Time

September 10. I remember this day in 2001 so vividly. What a gorgeous, clear night it was. The Number 6 train emerged from the tunnel in the Bronx and from its elevated position I could see the entire city spread … Continue reading

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Gratitude

It’s been a busy summer. I count summer as beginning when grades are turned in and spring semester is well and truly over. That doesn’t mean I’m on vacation, just that it’s summer. As of today, summer’s not over, but … Continue reading

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Forty-Nine Eighty

I just pretend-spent $49.80 on a supermarket’s online shopping site. I printed, then deleted the order. The idea came to me after reading a scare piece circulated on Facebook about how the government traps its food-stamp recipients into buying junk … Continue reading

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