Tag Archives: Culture Wars

The Culture War Resumes

America can stand down now. The holidays are over and we all dodged a bullet – no one brought up politics at dinner. Your conservative Fox News relatives didn’t sneer about Obama – the man won the election decisively – … Continue reading

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Country Strong

The music was never political. In junior high it was studying clarinet with that guy from the Pittsburgh Symphony – once a Julliard star, with a wife who had been one of those Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. Cool. … Continue reading

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When Bullies Apologize

“Apology is only egotism wrong side out.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes It was a strange weekend, but handled appropriately. When you want to bury a story that is a bit embarrassing you release it late Friday, just after the broadcast … Continue reading

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Same Difference

Admit it – when you were a teenager, worried about who you were, and more importantly, who other people thought you were, and trying to figure out what you were supposed to do with your life, as college, or something … Continue reading

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What It Has Come To

Well, we do live in interesting times: Four senior citizens walk into a Waffle House planning to go on a killing spree in order to “save the Constitution.” That’s not the beginning of a joke, it’s the scenario outlined by the … Continue reading

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The Limits of Indiscriminate Swagger

It may be that the flamboyantly gay Elton John sang at Rush Limbaugh’s fourth and most recent wedding – no, really – but that doesn’t mean that the culture wars are over. As for Elton John, what he did was … Continue reading

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Goethe Is Always Pithy

Set aside that the beloved character that Arthur Conan Doyle created, that extraordinary consulting detective (as he calls himself) – yes, Sherlock Holmes – is a borderline dysfunctional sociopath. In that new movie Robert Downey Jr. plays him as such. … Continue reading

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