Monthly Archives: August 2010

Done

Relief is not the same thing as happiness. It’s easy enough to imagine both ex-wives driving off after saying they had to move on. Were they happy? Probably not – just relieved to be getting away from the strange guy … Continue reading

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Puzzling, Only Vaguely Interesting, and Deadly

Of course parents teach their children values, by example. It’s that look of distaste mom gets on her face. It’s your job to figure out where that comes from. That’s part of growing up – reading others and reacting appropriately. … Continue reading

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Our Days of Win-At-Any-Cost Sociopaths

August Sundays are a bother. It will be good when the NFL season starts and the day is given over to watching crazed giant mutants on steroids smash into each other. And there is a bit of sweet justice that … Continue reading

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Some Roads Lead Nowhere In Particular

It was a day that wasn’t much – actually here in Hollywood just off the Sunset Strip it was a day to hide. It was Emmy weekend and although the big do – the awards show itself – was downtown … Continue reading

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Rhetorical Parlor Tricks

World-weariness is rhetorically and socially useful. You know how that goes. Assume an air of world-weariness – you’ve seen it all before and anyone who is all excited and enthusiastic, or are in a panic asking if the sky is really … Continue reading

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Hitting the August Wall

Sometimes there is just nothing to say. Sure, big things are afoot. As Sherlock Holmes used to say – Come, Watson, the game is afoot! And off they’d go. And Watson never said just stuff it, Sherlock. But what with … Continue reading

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America’s Mysterious Middle Kingdom

One of the things that puzzles everyone is why we seem to have lost the middle – that’s what most political commentary comes down to. The crew at Fox News laments the fact that everyone does not agree with them … Continue reading

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