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On Sight, Out of Mind


At one point in the careers of Tweety and Sylvester, a dog entered into the picture. The dog, as I recall, took it upon himself to protect Tweety, and so the perennial war between dogs and cats took as its immediate justification a battle over a bird. Part of Sylvester’s strategy was to frame the dog for offenses that would lead to his being ejected from the house when their owner’s tapping foot signaled a cease-fire. Of course, the owner fell for the deception every time… until she caught Sylvester yellow-tongued, so to speak.

This essay has been published in Just Thinking: Volume I, 10/29/01–10/21/02 and is available in Confidence Place: The Timshel Arts Store.




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03/25/02 The Husband Did It (Law)

03/18/02 Meetings on the Road, I: Charitable Intentions (Activism)

03/11/02 A Ramble (Life)

03/04/02 Confidence in the Arts (Art)

02/25/02 Balance and Capitalists’ Sporsmanship (Society)

02/18/02 Better than Varsity: Will Adversity Ensure Diversity at the University? (Society)

02/11/02 Choice Means Considering Benefits and Costs (Abortion)

02/04/02 Parenthood: Making the World a Better Place (Family)

01/21/02 & 01/28/02 Off Sides in the Culture War: Islam and Affirmative Action (Society)

10/29/01 through 01/14/02 Archives