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Number 2: A Meditation on European Toilets

February 16, 2015

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My fascination with toilets goes back to when I realized on my first overseas trip that not everyone was privileged to have a giant “American toilet” that uses five gallons of water for every five ounces of urine. Americans love wasting natural resources.  It’s in our blood.  Our ancestors came here, discovered unimaginable riches – mostly because […]

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Hell Hath Frozen Over in Alabama

February 7, 2015

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These are heady times in Alabama!  The state, whose motto is “at least we aren’t Mississippi,” in less than 48 hours, has to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, or violate the United States Constitution. Which one they will choose? Less than three miles from my house, stands the stalwart little red-brick building – […]

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