Today’s Word: ineluctable (adjective) – Ineluctable (in-ih-LUK-tuh-bul) means inescapable, unable to be resisted or avoided. As used by the American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr: “The Christian doctrine of sin in its classical form offends both rationalists and moralists by maintaining the seemingly absurd position that man sins inevitably and by a fateful necessity but that he is nevertheless to be held responsible for actions which are prompted by an ineluctable fate.”

Did You Know?: In Japan, you can buy all sorts of things from vending machines. Not just condoms and cigarettes and snacks and cans of soda, but comic books, hot dogs, light bulbs, women’s underwear, and alcohol.

Worth Quoting: “Fashions, after all, are only induced epidemics.” – George Bernard Shaw

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When I was younger I found Frank Sinatra’s I Did It My Way to be a mawkish thing. But as I am in the years when one must evaluate the bits and fragments of one’s life, I find it to be…well mawkish, but in a good way. This septuagenarian Korean drummer accompanies what looks to be a karaoke singer doing it not her way but his way.