Category Archives: Obama and Reagan

As Different as Different Could Be

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season … Continue reading

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Forever Expecting the Expected

September is when things fall into their proper place. Vacations are over. The kids go back to school, and for adults, the dull routine of work resumes. Baseball starts to wrap up and the long college and professional football seasons … Continue reading

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Grand Unifying Theories

Life is sufficiently puzzling that sooner or later one demands an answer to what it’s all about. Of course not everyone demands an answer. William Shenstone famously noted that the world may be divided into people that read, people that … Continue reading

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Chatting at the Grave at Sunset

If you glance up at the top of the page you’ll see the masthead photo is, of course, a sunset. But it’s not just any sunset, it’s the sunset on the day of Ronald Reagan’s funeral – June 11, 2004 … Continue reading

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Our Age of Unease

Eventually everyone leads a strange life, probably because life isn’t a sit-com. And out here in Hollywood America’s situation comedies are in constant production – there are hundreds of soundstages in the Thirty Mile Zone (yes, like in the tabloid … Continue reading

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After The Fall

Married guys know it’s not just a tired but always useful set-up and running joke in television sitcoms – you don’t forget the anniversary. It’s a big deal. There’s hell to pay if you forget that, and even if you … Continue reading

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