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Amoeba’s Lorica: Meme-ories 40 (Ask Not)

I, Abraham, loaded with sins, have composed this elegy with the most lively sorrow; for I have seen Constantinople in the days of its glory. – Armenian elegy on the conquest of Constantinople, quoted in the Milman edition of Gibbon’s … Continue reading

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Amoeba’s Lorica: The Disadvantages Of a Silicon-Rich Diet

Two words, dear reader. “Hunger games.” OK, let Your Friendly Neighborhood Amoeba guess your word associations. Katniss Everdeen. Underdog. Gratuitous viole … er, gripping, mind-boggling action. Country takes on city – the Capitol, no less – and wins. Corrupt, effete, … Continue reading

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Amoeba’s Lorica: Responsible Parties

If the public is to blame for the current surge in [COVID-19] infections, then our leadership is no longer responsible. [Blaming the public] is an evasion technique that avoids asking hard questions, making hard choices, and more than anything, it … Continue reading

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