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Grumpy Old Men

After thirty years in Southern California, and almost twenty years here in the heart of Hollywood, it has become painfully obvious that no one knows a damned thing about marketing, even if they make obscene amounts of money churning out … Continue reading

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Regarding the Now Disputed Constitutional Duty to Promote the General Welfare

It was that first year of college, back in the mid-sixties, and the first run-in with one of them, the fetching young lady who turned out to be an Ayn Rand devotee. She was not impressed. Life was all about … Continue reading

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The Science of Politics

There are possibly still a few hundred people in America who still start the day with coffee and the morning newspaper, or maybe more, but they’re old and seem to like print. Everyone else seems to have moved beyond that. … Continue reading

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That Decade in the Dark

What did folks do in the middle of the Great Depression when they were troubled, and they knew there really was no fixing things? They went to the movies. Hollywood was here to help. The Marx Brothers were good for … Continue reading

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Lessons Not Learned

The third career was in systems management, or maybe it was the fourth – it’s hard to remember now. No, it’s painful to remember. There was always a new project, and it was going to be different this time – … Continue reading

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