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The Eve of the Eve

Some days are inherently unsatisfactory. In fact, there’s not even a name for them, like the eve of New Year’s Eve, the day before that odd day that ends in all the parties and that business in Times Square. The … Continue reading

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Always About Something Else

Some things go without saying but perhaps need to be said anyway. Never date a psychotherapist. Sure, she was a tall and elegant redhead, and nicely British, but somehow everything was always about something else. No one wants to be … Continue reading

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The Core of What Went Wrong

The last Thursday evening of a strange year and the news is dismal, without even a good disaster to liven things up – and Hollywood is quiet too. All the celebrities are in Paris or the Caribbean, so no sweet … Continue reading

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The Dead Week

You didn’t get what you wanted for Christmas. No one really ever does. Little girls don’t get that pony, or at least most little girls don’t. Little boys don’t get that semi-automatic assault rifle with a case full of thirty-round … Continue reading

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