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Episode 127 – “The Old Man in the Cave”

Imagine coming across an isolated group of individuals who avow their allegiance to someone they refer to as the old man in the cave, a man they admit they have never seen, but who communicates with them in the form … Continue reading

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Episode 99 – “Young Man’s Fancy”

The term “fancy” was used in 17th and 18th century philosophy as the name of the faculty of imagination, and what one fancied is what one imagined. Although the term isn’t used that way anymore, it is used in a … Continue reading

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Episode 87 – “A Piano in the House”

A birthday party is a gathering of friends and relatives of the birthday boy, or girl, man, or, in this case, woman. Mr. Fitzgerald Fortune, a theater critic, has invited friends and colleagues from the world of the theater to … Continue reading

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Episode 60 – “The Rip Van Winkle Caper”

What, if anything,  has lasting or intrinsic value?  Suppose your strategy is to steal something of great value and hold onto it for a hundred years, with the hope of cashing in when the heat is off. Is that a … Continue reading

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Episode 38 – “Man in a Bottle”

What do we desire, and what is of value?  This episode begins with those questions. Anelderly lady brings a used wine bottle to an antique/junk shop claiming it is an heirloom. But the item is something no one desires – … Continue reading

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