Tag Archives: Obama and Reagan

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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Dealing With the Clear Winner

Those who take their cues on how to live life, and instruct their kids on how to succeed in this cruel world, are fond of citing that impossibly successful football coach Vince Lombardi – winning isn’t everything, it’s the only … 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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The Audacity of Persistence

There’s always the question of how you get things done. Some folks will tell you it’s all about having the right attitude – think you can and you can. Anyone who is tone deaf and decided they’d be the next … 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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