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Category Archives: predictions

I Was Right (Oh My)

  This will be my last political post for the foreseeable future. So it’s only fitting that I sum up the 13 years of blogging I’ve done on this topic. In … Continue reading

December 23, 2016 · 5 Comments

Secession: Conflict of Laws

In my mind, Donald Trump’s appointment of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General raised the odds of California secession from “speculative” to “even odds”. The core principle here at work is that … Continue reading

December 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Occupy Us and the Fourth Turning

I started this blog in 2003. Short story is that I read two books (one of which was the Fourth Turning), and an idea popped into my head that America … Continue reading

October 1, 2011 · 1 Comment

Social Media as the End of History?

Let’s try starting this in Tweet-sized chunks: Rethinking my duckandgather blog. Maybe we won’t have to “duck”. Social media will save us from the need to duck, and history will … Continue reading

June 8, 2010 · 7 Comments

The Unknowability of the Future

Interesting how I coud have predicted much of general contours of the coming days, and yet have so little clue about just what these days hold for us. Maybe that’s … Continue reading

February 21, 2009 · Leave a comment

A Most Auspicious Day

Count my wife and I among the vast bulk of human-kind swept away and moved by the proceedings today in Washington, D.C. My wife, amidst her joy, noted that Michelle … Continue reading

January 20, 2009 · 27 Comments

Even Obama Says “Duck! and Gather”

Read the transcript of Obama’s inaugural address.  Wonderful speech.  Powerful. 2,399 words. Allow me to boil this speech down for you to just three words: Duck! and Gather

January 20, 2009 · 10 Comments

Bush Was An Asshole Neighbor; Obama is Family

As Bush leaves town, and Obama takes over, and the nation prepares for this joyous occasion, I thought I’d take this opportunity to pee on the parade just a little. … Continue reading

January 18, 2009 · 8 Comments

Twas the Night Before Retailia …

… and all through the nation, not a heart wasn’t beating, without anxiety and foreboding. It was in the late 20th century — specifically, 1946 to December 25, 2008 — … Continue reading

December 24, 2008 · 2 Comments



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