Category Archives: Sarah Palin

Sarah Steps Up

Abundance is fine, and having endless options is a relief – there’s no need to ever feel trapped by a choice that had to be made, between what you didn’t want and what you wanted even less, but there was … Continue reading

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When It’s Over

Southern California is where you go when it’s over – the place is full of those midlife crises guys, who after the divorce and all the rationalizations about what went wrong – finally deciding it really couldn’t have been anything … Continue reading

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Imitations of Authenticity

Back in the seventies it was playing in the pit band for a local production of that gloriously silly musical Bye-Bye Birdie – roughly, Elvis gets drafted and American teenage girls go all woozy and their parents don’t understand them, … Continue reading

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She’s Back

She was the talk of the nation, and then she disappeared. How did that happen? No, not Paris Hilton – who has done nothing even remotely outrageous or even very interesting in the last few years – we’re talking about … Continue reading

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Getting To Know You

Maybe democracy was easier in Ancient Greece, where they invented it – there you had a small homogeneous society and voting was limited, limited to the few adult males who really mattered and no one else, with no mass media, … Continue reading

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The End of Whatever That Was

It’s a list of those who returned to the obscurity they so richly deserved – the complete list of losing vice-presidential candidates – with names like William Edward Miller of New York, the 1964 Republican candidate, the only practicing Catholic … Continue reading

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Team Politics

It’s not just having lived in Los Angeles for thirty years, and the last fourteen of those in Hollywood – this can be a silly place, from the Chinese Theater to Venice Beach and on out to Paradise Cove where … Continue reading

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