Category Archives: Stuff Larry Sez

He really deserves his own blog, but I don’t see it happing.

A perk

If you are living with Larry, he might say to you from time to time, “I have something funny to show you.” And it will be very funny. Here was today’s offering, which you get to share just by reading … Continue reading

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Stuff Larry Sends

If you’ve never heard or seen Jordan Peterson, this is a reasonable intro:  

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Why I include the simple things

This is mostly a literary blog, poetry, selections from novels and non-fiction. I have been reading a lot of literature about Nazism and Totalitarianism lately, including A Century of Horrors, Secondhand Time, and rereading Hope Abandoned. This was a very illuminating process. The stultifying … Continue reading

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Phillip K. Dick

I think two of his books, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and Man in the High Castle, are classics, as is this quote that Larry gave me yesterday: Reality is that which, when you stop believing it, doesn’t go … Continue reading

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Larry’s amendment to the tax post

“The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.”  Will Rogers

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Your morning economics lesson

This morning, Larry was reading Greg Mankiw’s NY Times editorial on 45’s tax plan. Mankiw is an economics professor at Harvard.  To familiarize me with Mankiw, Larry played a country western economics song, Dual Mandate for me. I guess he was … Continue reading

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Linguistics

Larry quoted this to me today: “In the word ‘scene,’ is it the c or the s that’s silent?”  

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The eclipse

Watching the sun disappear in gradual increments today, what amazed me most was how little you would notice if you weren’t looking at it with glasses. The light did change towards the end, but not so much. Of course, we … Continue reading

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Larry and the P40

When he was a boy, Larry lived near a vacant lot with an the chassis of an old P40 airplane that he and the other boys played on, pretending to be pilots, fighting enemies. He grew up near Camp Pendleton … Continue reading

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Rivalry

I read Larry a line from this review of The Art of Rivalry, a study of influences a group of modernist painters had on each other: “Lucien Freud declining a wedding invitation because he found himself ‘in the unusual position … Continue reading

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