A Ghost, a Graveyard, and a Girlfriend – Part 1

It was James Gregory’s fate in life to have interesting neighbors.  I could never understand why, because James Gregory really wasn’t an interesting person himself.  Which was fine with me.  Interesting people are very well in their way, but my first would-be fiancé, the son of an Asian politician who had grown up in Estonia and become a private pilot, was too interesting.  The reaction from him lasted all my life and I was quite content to be Mrs. James Gregory and simply watch the interesting people from afar.

We lived in a small house, in a nice neighborhood of houses of a similar size.  We lived there twenty years, while interesting neighbors came and went… but none more interesting than Iakobo Ian.

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Should Everyone be Treated Equally?

Does justice always mean that people are to be treated equally?  This may perhaps seem to be the case.  If I were a judge whose job it was to try two people for murder today, and if the respective juries found both equally guilty, would it be right for me to give one person sentence of death and the other a life sentence in jail?  Certainly not!  However, if I were to give both the same sentence, would that mean that I am treating everyone equally?

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