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fitness: civilization as health risk

…As in Greece, exercising in public, aside perhaps from genteel games of catch, was for men only. Things may have been different where private facilities were available: a mosaic discovered in a sumptuous Roman villa, for example, pictures handsome young … Continue reading

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no escape

The impossibility of dropping out? …. Our protest culture, whatever the historical precedents, be it baby boomers of Woodstock or back to the desert hermits and mystics of yore; whatever the worthiness of its aims, noble and earnest the approach … Continue reading

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between the cracks

Sometimes you hear a far-fetched story and it turns out to be true. Apparently in the late 1960’s during the long reign of Jean Drapeau as Montreal mayor he agreed to meet the mayor of a religious community in Israel … Continue reading

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bank run but you can’t hide

Discrepancy of wealth, that yawning chasm between the haves the have haves and the uber haves vs. the slaves on the bottom of the pyramid has always been a populist theme. Our brains seem to be hard-wired to rearrange the … Continue reading

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SUMPTUOUS ART & A HOAX ON DEATH

“Crystal skulls have undergone serious scholarly scrutiny, but they also excite the popular imagination because they seem so mysterious. Theories about their origins abound. Some believe the skulls are the handiwork of the Maya or Aztecs, but they have also … Continue reading

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