Why Not Polygamy?

Polygamy is a criminal offense throughout the Western world. Would making it legal be progress? May 28, 2022 Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FLDS Church, Mormon denomination, visiting Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park. Getty Images [Silverbacks, the closest relative to the human species in nature, do not practice monogamy, nor do chimpanzees.... Continue Reading →

Eli Lampwick

[Who is Eli Lampwick, and why is he sending me poems? Any clues from fellow Silverbacks? SB SM] A Polished Stone A poem is just a polished stone, Something molten and original, Before the spinning gathered thought Circling a vagrant center, Before the turning of a mind, Before a word was spoken, Sedimented in the... Continue Reading →

The Light of Feminism

Portrait of Charlotte du Val d’Ognes (1801) Our attention is initially drawn to the light, which clings to the contours of a woman thought to be Marie Joséphine Charlotte du Val d’Ognes, fuzzing the borders of flesh, fichu, and the muslin of her neoclassical dress. In the midst of creation, the artist meets our gaze: are... Continue Reading →

Where I Get My Fake News

The Browser recommends interesting articles from around the web. editor@thebrowser.com The experience of a professional screamer came by way of The Browser. It was published originally in The Guardian. A daily newsletter with tech-oriented stories. Sample contents: In today’s email: Crypto celebs: Why so quiet all of a sudden?Robert Vlasic: RIP to a pickle king.Sky-high: Flying ain’t cheap... Continue Reading →

Bright College Years … The Last Class Book?

(Image above: John Boak cover design for video made for 1970's 25th Reunion.) After taking a break for its 45th reunion, the class of 1970 resumed double-barreled publishing activity in preparation for the 50th. The first volume was Places: Recollections from Yale 70 with Photos of Yale Now. Conceived by Stuart Cohen, with ample assists... Continue Reading →

Bright College Years … Reunion Books

Interestingly, the Yale class of 1870 compiled their own biographical account. It is in the public domain, and a reproduction is available on Amazon where it is described as follows: "This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This... Continue Reading →

Cache as Cats Can

The Outside Story By Elise Tillinghast On a cold November 2020 day, my daughter Lucy and I detected a strange floral scent in our woods. I challenged her to find its source, and promised a reward of chocolate cake. After some sniffing, she led the way several feet upslope, stopping at a rotting log which... Continue Reading →

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