Monthly Archives: August 2007

No, Really?

Out here in Hollywood everyone was in a bad mood on the last day in August – the second of five or six days of Stage One alerts, so you turn off lights and kick the air-conditioning up to seventy-eight, … Continue reading

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The Revenge of the Village People

Everyone remembers the Village People, the “concept disco” group from the late seventies – the costumes, the catchy tunes and suggestive lyrics.  There was the police officer, the American Indian chief, the construction worker, the member of the military, the … Continue reading

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The Second Annual National Had-Enough Day

Wednesday, August 29, was the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina slamming into the Gulf Coast and pretty much destroying New Orleans.  On the first anniversary, many were unhappy that very little had actually been accomplished in whatever recovery efforts had … Continue reading

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Those Mushroom Clouds Again

On Tuesday, August 28, you had to decide on your own what was important and what was not, as most of the news cycle was consumed with one story –   BOISE, Idaho – A defiant Sen. Larry Craig denied … Continue reading

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Well, He’s Gone

The summary on the last Monday in August –   Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, whose tenure has been marred by controversy and accusations of perjury before Congress, announced his resignation in Washington today, declaring that he had “lived the … Continue reading

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Oh, What a Little Moonlight Will Do!

Full moons are traditionally associated with temporal insomnia, insanity (hence the terms lunacy and lunatic) and various magical phenomena such as lycanthropy – at least that’s what you’ll find in Wikipedia.  And they mention the December 23, 2000 issue of … Continue reading

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The Retreating Tide at the End of the Week

Saturday, August 25, was quiet in Hollywood, and still and sticky warm.  A high cloud shield had edged in off the Pacific and teased at the idea of rain, but only few drops at noon made it to the surface … Continue reading

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