Past Columns

May 2016
#431  5-6-2016  Stepping Out of the Corner: The End of the Flavin's Corner Columns
April 2016
#430  4-29-2016  ZOTUS is Snacking!
#429  4-22-2016  Lettuce Dance
#428  4-15-2016  Lions and Tigers and Tears
#427  4-8-2016  Tolerable Loss
#426  4-1-2016  Hating Haters
March 2016
#425  3-25-2016  Cuber and Diplomacy
#424  3-18-2016  The Politics of Plausible Deniability
#423  3-11-2016  The Moon in the Man
#422  3-4-2016  Batman in Beantown
February 2016
#421  2-26-2016  Triumph?
#420  2-19-2016  Remembrance

#419  2-12-2016  Wait a Minute...
#418  2-5-2016  Stupidity in America: A Short Prolegomena
January 2016

#417 1-29-2016  Planet Nine and the Icy Rockets

#416 1-22-2016  The Varieties of Death

#415 1-15-2016  Holes in the Land and The Holy Land
#414 1-8-2016  Bullies, We Got Bullies Here!
#413 1-1-2016  Toeing the Future
Vacation
December 2015
#412 12-4-2015  Oh, Happy Day!
November 2015
#411 11-27-2015  Bad Choices
#410 11-20-2015  Rêver de la Paix (Fr. “Dreaming of Peace”)
#409 11-13-2015  Grandiose Non-Starters
#408 11-6-2015  The Origin of Modern Specious Fast-Food
October 2015
#407  10-30-2015  Republican Psychopathology
#406  10-23-2015  Mi NASA es su NASA
#405  10-16-2015  Silent, But Deadly Emissions
#404  10-9-2015  Tomorrow's Whether
#403  10-2-2015  Epigraphy and Sympathy
September 2015
#402  9-11-2015  Toxic Plasticity
#401  9-4-2015 
Über Alles: The Future of Taxis
August 2015
#400  8-28-2015  All Life Matters
#399  8- 21-2015  This Is Not The Drone You're Looking For
#398  8-14-2015  Restraint
#397  8-7-2015 Candidacy Chaos
July 2015
#396  7-31-2015  The Gordian Knot and String Theory
#395  7-24-2015  The Bold Shoulder
#394  7-17-2015  Does Matter Matter?
#393  7-10-2015  Ol' ..., hiccup, Blue Eyes
#392  7-3-2015  The Skinny on Fat
June 2015
#391  6-26-2015  WoeMan
#391  6-19-2015  Milking History
#390  6-12-2015  It Ain't Funny, It's Just Business
#389  6-5-2015  The Ends of the Earth
May 2015
#388  5-29-2015  The Green Dream
#387  5-22-2015  Christianity and Science
#386  5-15-2015  The Unknowable Fleet
#385  5-8-2015  Yemen, Yo' Man!
#384  5-1-2015  Crossing the Line

April 2015
#383  4-17-2015  Whither Weather
#382  4-10-2015  Lethal Conflicts and Artificial Sweeteners
#381  4-3-2015  Privacy Problems
March 2015
#380  3-27-2015  Retreat or Defeat?
#379  3-20-2015  National Nightmares
February 2015
#378  2-20-2015  Adversarial Antics
#377  2-13-2015  Omnes stultos
#376  2-6-2015  Linus's Blanket
January 2015
#375  1-30-2015  Juno Descending
#374  1-23-2015  Is IS Capable of Charity?
#373  1-16-2015  Anxiety versus Apathy
#372  1-9-2015  FOX's Tall Tales
The Hack
December 2014
#371  12-19-2014  The Invitation: A Christmas Story
#370  12-12-2014  The Only Race
#369  12-5-2014   Yes, There Is Life On Earth
November 2014
#368  11-28-2014  Climate Arrangement
#367  11-21-2014  Putin Missed the Pudding
#366  11-14-2014  The Sharing of the Sheep
#365  11-7-2014  Hasta la vista, HAL
October 2014
#364  10-31-2014  Electoral Dysfunction
#363  10-24-2014  Ebola Discrimination
#362  10-17-2014  ISIS and the Emaculation of Islam
#361  10-10-2014  Political Pereidolia
#360  10-3-2014  The Winnables
September 2014
#359  9-26-2014  More Q than A
#358  9-19-2014  The Question of Happy
#357  9-12-2014  The Healthy and the Dead
#356  9-5-2014  A Thought
August 2014
#355  8-29-2014  Hope
#354  8-22-2014  Changing Space
#353  8-15-2014  Iran, So Far Away
#352  8-8-2014  Guessing Our Age
#351  8-1-2014  The Brave Reluctants
July 2014
#350  7-25-2014  Humps and Dumps
Vacation
February 2014
#349  2-28-2014  Cause and Effect
January 2014
#348  1-31-2014  The Fate of the Union
December 2013
#347  12-6-2013  All these Worlds...
November 2013
#346  11-29-2013 Contractual Post-Contraception
#345  11-22-2013  Limited Power to the People :)
#344  11-15-2013  The Case of the Wall Willies
#343  11-8-2013  The Oops Factor
#342  11-1-2013  Afters All
October 2013
#341  10-25-2013  PC Maturation
#340  10-18-2013  Punctuated Progress
#339  10-11-2013  Old, Old School
#338  10-4-2013  Running from and to America
September 2013
#337  9-27-2013  Blindsided by Hope
#336  9-20-2013  An Unkind Flush
#335  9-13-2013  The Hill of Bean-Counters
#334  9-6-2013  Woo the Foo
August 2013
#333  8-30-13  Global Bummer: Post-Consumer Humor
#332  8-23-13  No Excuse
#331  8-16-13  Digging Deep
#330  8-9-13  Monsters
#329  8-2-13  Flintstoning
July 2013
#328  7-26-13  Feckless Entanglement
#327  7-19-13  The Uncompleted Thought
#326  7-12-13  Keeping Change Alive
#325  7-5-13  More Meat Musings
June 2013
#324  6-28-13  Whine and Sheez: Entitlement and Gen-Lazy
#323  6-21-13  Mensch of Steel
#322  6-14-13  Post-Belief Relegation
#321  6-7-13  The Other (sort of) White Meat
May 2013
#320  5-31-13  The War on Hate
#319  5-24-13  Meth and Taxes
#318  5-17-13  A Vacation in Boldly Go
#317  5-10-13  Garden Talk: A Tale of the Opinari
#316  5-3-13  I, Geek
April 2013
#315  4-26-13  The Tolls of the Low Road
#314  4-19-13  Ellipsis
#313  4-12-13  Bone Up!®
#312  4-5-13  An Acausal Calm
March 2013
#311  3-29-13  Cross Training
#310  3-22-13  Stoned Age Recrudesce
#309  3-15-13  Ass-Syrians
#308  3-8-13  Grains of Sad
#307  3-1-13  Take This Job and Bless It
February 2013
#306  2-22-13  Weathering Whithering
#305  2-15-13  In the Weeds: Examples of Humorless Experiences
#304  2-8-13  Know Thyself (and get a second opinion) 
#303  2-1-13  Eat the Enemy

January 2013
#302  1-25-13  American Regret
#301  1-18-13  The Twilight of the Mods
#300  1-11-13  Deniable Implausibility
#299  1-4-13  2012 + 1
December 2012
#298  12-28-12  Half-Empty is For Losers
2012b  Christmas Card
2012 Christmas Card
#297  12-21-12  'Tis the Season of Myths
#296  12-14-12  The Hobbit and the Law of the Rings
November 2012
#295  11-30-12  Led By Example
October 2012
#294  10-12-12  Ring Around the Pollsters
Vacation
February 2012
#293  2-29-12  A Will to Change
January 2012
oops...
December 2011
#292  12-29-11  Fair Conditioning
2011 Christmas Card Too
2011 Christmas Card
November 2011
oops...
October 2011
#291  10-28-11  Difficult Differences
oops...
June 2011
#290  6-21-11  Funeral for a Fiend
May 2011
oops...
April 2011
#289  4-27-11  Boweling for Dollars
March 2011
#288  3-27-11  Sex Crimes and Such
February 2011
#287  2-28-11  Pass the Pastiche!
January 2011
#286  1-15-11  Curbside Passings
December 2010
#285  12-22-10  Our Plastic Past and Present
2010 Christmas Card

November 2010
oops...
October 2010
#285  10-31-10  Table Banters
September 2010
#284  9-2-10  Hair Aches
August 2010
#283  8-2-10  That's (sort of) Racist!
July 2010
#282  7-3-10  Dependence Day
June 2010
#281  6-1-10  Domestic vs. Imported Whines
May 2010
#280  5-5-10  Apparency
March/April 2010
Vacation
February 2010
#279  2-28-10  Until We Meat Again
January 2010
#278  1-31-10  The Call to the Carpet from Behind the Curtain
December 2009
#277  12-31-09  Noughts, Nots, and Knots
2009 Christmas Card
November 2009
#276  11-25-09  More Farce, Please!
October 2009
#275  10-28-09  The Eyes Still Have It
September 2009
#274  9-20-09  Hard Care
August 2009
#273  8-17-09  The Sarah Palin Sex Tape and other Hyper-Urban Expectations
July 2009
#272  7-29-09  Social Spasm
June 2009
#271  6-27-09  Another Cap Nap?
May 2009
#270  5-30-09  As We May Think, Again
#269  5-6-09  That's Life!
April 2009
oops...
March 2009
#268  3-14-09  Truth is Marching
February 2009
#267  2-18-09  Papal Unflappability
#266  2-1-09  Oh, Snap!
January  2009
#265  1-1-09  Two-Faced
December 2008
2008 Christmas Card
Vacation
September 2008
#264  9-30-08  The Other Gulf War
August 2008
#263  8-31-08  Over the Need Limit
July 2008
#262  7-20-08  Pulpit Fictions
June 2008
#261  6-30-08  The Doctor and the Wonder Women
May 2008
#260  5-7-08  Small Dog Nation
April 2008
...oops
March 2008
#259  3-17-08  The Green
February 2008

#258  2-22-08  Next Presidents' Day
#257  2-15-08  It's Personal, Too
#256  2-8-08  It's Personal - removed for reconsideration
January 2008

#255  1-27-08  No Joke

#254  1-18-08  Tales From The Script: Pt. Two: Passing the Text

December 2007
2007 Christmas Card
#253  12-23-07  Almost Over

November 2008
...oops

October 2007
#252  10-27-07  Secrets of the Stars
#251  10-5-07  Tales From The Script

September 2007
#250  9-27-07  Got Food?
#249  9-17-07  Pro-Fission & Con-Fusion Reactions: Part One

August 2007
#248  8-10-07  Diets

July 2007
#247  7-14-07  Common Colors

June 2007
#246  6-29-07  Bridge Mix

May 2007
#245  5-22-07  D'Evil

April 2007
...oops

March 2007
#244  3-29-07  Parts

February 2007
#243  2-13-07  Shirley, vous zest?

January 2007
A Reader's Response to "Our Wars."
#242  1-5-07  Our Wars
December 2006
2006 Christmas Card
#241  12-15-06  Reason's Greetings
#240  12-1-06  The Matter of Matter

November 2006
#239  11-17-06  Science Tension

October 2006
#238  10-13-06  A Brighter Future
#237  10-6-06  Common Hope
VACATION
2005 Christmas Card
2004 Christmas
April 2004
#236  The Fashion Flay

February 2004
#235  Gray Matters
January  2004
#234  It Takes a Villain
December 2003
2003 Christmas Card
#233  Magic with Tears
November 2003
#232  Homeland Insecurity
October 2003
#231  Idiots, Liars and Fools
VACATION
August 2003:
#230  Tally Huh?: Straight Lines Pt. 3
July 2003:
#229  The Stand: Reloaded
#228  Cat Licks
June 2003:
#227  Booze, Broads and Bugs
May 2003:
#226  The Hubris of History
April 2003:
#225  Tossing the Baby out with the Ba'ath
#224  Kurds in the Way?
March 2003:
#223  The Chore of Babylon
#222  Noological Imperfectionism
February 2003:
#221 Homo superstes: a conservation of our species
January 2003:
#220  Puppy Chow
December 2002:
2002 Christmas Card
#219  Adult Fantasy
November 2002:
#218  Slam Saddam
October 2002:
#217  God or Governor?
September 2002:
#216  Missing Girls
August 2002:
#215  Out of the Blue
July 2002:
#214  Ecumenical as Eels: a blatant broadside
June 2002:
#213  The Survival of the Fittest Ideas
May 2002:
#212  Men of Soiled Cloth
April 2002:
#211  The Devil in Taxachusetts
SPECIAL:Tolkien Letter
March 2002:
#210  The Wonky Way
February 2002:
#209  Falling Into Burrows' Cave Pt. 2
January 2002:
#208  Falling Into Burrows' Cave Pt. 1
December 2001:
2001 Christmas Card
November 2001:
#207  11-16-01  Ramadan-a-ding-a-dong
#206  11-9-01  What Time Is It?
#205  11-2-01  Knocked Up
October 2001:
#204  10-26-01  Divided We Stand
#203  10-19-01  The Power of Powder
VACATION
#202 10-5-01  Considering Columbus
September 2001:
#201  9-28-01  Return
#200  9-21-01  The Two Towers
#199  9-14-01  Terrified
#198  9-7-01  Shit Faced
August 2001:
#197  8-31-01  The Labors of Jerry
#196  8-24-01  Shelf Life
#195  8-17-01  The Bearable Crudity of Being
#194  8-10-01  Know-It-Alls
#193  8-3-01  Stones, Temples, and Pilate
July 2001:
#192  7-27-01  Pests
#191  7-20-01  Collecting One's Self
#190  7-13-01  Waging Bull
#189  7-6-01  Fear Follows
June 2001:
#188  6-29-01  An American Dream: Straight Lines Pt. 2
*#187  6-22-01  The Yellow Letter
#186  6-15-01  The Smell of Fear
#185  6-8-01  Good Spell: A Haiku
#184  6-1-01  Roberts' Graves
May 2001:
*#183  5-25-01  Voyaging
#182  5-18-01  Ma Hell
#181  5-11-01  Die, Monster, Die!
#180  5-4-01  The Woman Who Wondered
April 2001:
*#179  4-27-01  Party People
#178  4-20-01  Under the Influence
#177  4-13-01  Uncomfortable
#176  4-6-01  Another Farewell
March 2001:
*#175  3-30-01  Syrian Bread
#174  3-23-01  SUV Nation
#173  3-16-01  Boiling Dinner
#172  3-9-01  Tunnel Vision
#171  3-2-01  Excuse Me?
February 2001:
#170  2-23-01  Carnival Lectures
*#169  2-16-01  Fate Crimes
*#168 2-9-01  The Holy
#167 2-2-01 God, Republicans, and Payback
January 2001:
#166 1-26-01 Diurnal Omissions
#165 1-19-01 The Next Four years
#164 1-12-01 Sons
#163 1-5-01 Sharia, Baby
December 2000:
#162 12-29-00 2001: A Republican Odyssey?
2000 Christmas Card
#161 12-22-00 Wanted
#160 12-15-00 Gee, Mail!
#159 12-8-00 The American Cult
*#158 12-1-00 Interview At One First Street N.E.
November 2000:
#157 11-17-00 Alcoholics All-Of-Us
#156 11-10-00 Trumping
#155 11-3-00 Voting Your Unconscious
October 2000:
#154 10-27-00 All You Need Is Love + Cash
#153  10-20-00  Anger Mismanagement
#152  10-13-00  The Nature of Choice
#151 10-6-00  Separation Anxiety
September 2000:
#150  9-29-00  Atlantis in the Black Sea?
*#149  9-22-00  Autumnal Alice
#148  9-15-00  What Crap!
#147  9-8-00  Drive Through
#146  9-1-00  Adult Education
VACATION
March 2000:
#145 3-3-00  America's God
February 2000:
#144  2-25-00  The Smell of Space
#143  2-18-00  Great Grief!
#142  2-11-00  Strange Waters
#141  2-4-00  Whatever Floats Your Ark
January 2000:
#140  1-28-00  Campaign 2012
*#139  1-21-00  Death, Do Not Party...
#138  1-14-00  The Color of Life
*#137  1-7-00  Tenderness
December 1999:
#136  12-31-99  Millenary Words
1999  Christmas Card
*#135  12-24-99  POE
#134  12-17-99  Russian Dressing
*#133  12-10-99  Fire and Ice
#132  12-3-99  Religious Incontinence
November 1999:
*#131  11-26-99  Martha's Triangle
#130  11-19-99  No Going Back
#129  11-12-99  Time To Box
#128  11-5-99  Critics For Jesus
October 1999:
#127 10-29-99  The Horror of the Horizon
*#126 10-22-99  Tales from the Vienna Fingers
*#125 10-15-99  Rumor Junkies
#124 10-8-99  Wrong Numbers
#123 10-1-99  Glimpsing Tomorrow
September 1999:
*#122 9-24-99 Miscellanea
*#121 9-17-99 In Our Own Image
#120 9-10-99 Millennial Wood
#119 9-3-99 Science and Sensibilities
August 1999:
#118 8-27-99 Spare Change
*#117 8-20-99 No Muse Is Bad News
#116 8-13-99 Epiphanies
#115 8-6-99 Shame On Us
July 1999:
#114 7-30-99 Beans and Beer
*#113 7-23-99 Merry Men
#112 7-16-99 Straight Lines
#111 7-9-99 Urban Dreamtime
*#110 7-2-99 Proof Through The Night
June 1999:
 *#109 6-25-99 Burning Bushs
 #108 6-18-99 The Fantastic
 #107 6-11-99 Women and Bars
 *#106 6-4-99 Back To Square
May 1999:
 #105 5-28-99 Yuggoth's Revenge
 #104 5-21-99 It'll Be Okay...
 *#103 5-14-99 Forcing the 'Force'
 #102 5-7-99 Shake N' Basque
April 1999:
#101 4-30-99 Wasted?
*#100 4-23-99 Yo Quiero Pachelbel
#99 4-16-99 Ears Still Shut
#98 4-9-99 Tomorrow's Meat
*#97 4-2-99 Easter Basket-Case
March 1999:
*#96 3-26-99 Post-Oscar Fears
*#95 3-19-99 The Rights of Spring
*#94 3-12-99 Green Day
#93 3-5-99 The Bones of The Matter
February 1999:
 *#92 2-26-99 Urine, I'm Out!
 #91 2-19-99 Great Things
 #90 2-12-99 Culture Cult
 *#89 2-5-99 King For A Day
January 1999:
 *#88 1-29-99 System Check
 #87 1-22-99 Apocalypse Now!
 *#86 1-15-99 20/20 Revision
 *#85 1-8-99 The Fun Way
 *#84 1-1-99 Space: 1999
December 1998:
 *#83 12-25-98 Dear Jesus-Dude
 1998 Christmas Card
 *#82 12-18-98 The Reunification Church
 *#81 12-11-98 Basic Instincts
 a reader's reply to Basic Instincts
 #80 12-4-98 The Taliban Tempest
November 1998:
 *#79 11-27-98 Trailer Splash
 #78 11-20-98 Misgiving
 *#77 11-13-98 The Doom That Came To Newt

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Note:
"Flavin's Corner" began as a weekly column on 5-31-97 with The Greenwich Village Gazette, an online e-zine.  From 11-7-97 to sometime in the middle of 1998 the column was also featured in Dream Forge, another e-zine.  I left Dream Forge because I didn't care for their politics and bad manners.  My 11-6-98 column, "Virtually Homeless," was my last original publication with The Greenwich Village Gazette.  The first 76 columns are not on-line at this time, but that may change at some point in the future.  Thanks for stopping by...

Regards,
Rick

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