Tag Archives: Great Expectations

Impossible Expectations

Billy Joel had a big hit in 1974 with Piano Man – a bit of a narrative about a cocktail-lounge piano player fielding requests for the old standards from desperate defeated dreamers, feeding them what musical hope he can, which … Continue reading

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Unapologetic Pure Marketing

This is America and we market ourselves – we sell ourselves. After all, we did leave the class-bound ways of Europe long ago, where you were what you were born into, and as Pope said, you were to act well … Continue reading

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Always Great Expectations

There’s that amusing scene in Dickens’ Great Expectations – Pip and Herbert, now young men all on their own in London, find themselves falling deeper and deeper in debt, from buying, on credit, all manner of those things that befit … Continue reading

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That Private World

Dickens is not everyone’s cup of tea – in fact hardy anyone reads him now, and probably few even know who Charles Dickens was. He was not a power-forward in the NBA or a NASCAR driver after all. Yes, recent … Continue reading

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What If

Many of us, when we were growing up, had that otherwise happy dog, who would suddenly tear off down the street in a fury, chasing a car, yapping at the back tires as it sped away. That was scary. It … Continue reading

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