Monthly Archives: September 2012

Getting Used to Dismal

Far too many have noted that Americans are a narrow and insular people, with few holding passports and even fewer having used those passports to go anywhere in particular. That’s vaguely insulting, or is meant to be, but probably right … Continue reading

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Skinning the Cat

There’s more than one way to skin a cat. Yes, idioms make no sense – no one skins cats. But everyone knows what it means – there’s more than one way to solve a problem. This particular idiom has been … Continue reading

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Fighting the Flow of History

Okay, fine – it’s less than a week to the first presidential debate, and then two more will follow, along with a vice-presidential debate in there somewhere, and then we all vote, if we can, given all the new hoops … Continue reading

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Still Dead

No one really gets old in America – you’ve seen the Viagra commercials. They just get cool in a different sort of way, like Clint Eastwood or Betty White. They get all what-the-hell loose and, presumably, devastatingly honest about everything, … Continue reading

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What a Fool Believes These Days

Long ago, in another age – 1979 actually – the nation was humming along to the hit song of the year, actually named Song of the Year by the Grammy folks, What a Fool Believes – the Doobie Brothers dabbling … Continue reading

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The Only Ideas They Shall Have In Their Lives

Maybe everyone gets locked in early, when high school is over and it’s off into the real world on your own – off to college or work or the military, or for some women, quick marriage and motherhood. That’s when … Continue reading

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There Always Was a Plan B

The Republicans and Democrats do seem to want all Americans to get out and vote this November – Republicans want to toss Obama out on his ear and Democrats want to keep him sitting pretty – but in late September … Continue reading

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