Monthly Archives: May 2015

Helter-Skelter

There’s the small shopping center down on the corner here, with a Starbucks and a multiplex and a trendy fitness gym and a Trader Joe’s – where Schwab’s Drug Store used to sit, where Lana Turner, in her tight sweater, … Continue reading

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Lowering the Boom

Sometimes the unimaginable happens. Back in the sixties, when it was long hair and talking about the revolution and about not trusting anyone over thirty, the Beatles released that ditty about finally turning sixty-four – and it didn’t seem to … Continue reading

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The Uses of Silence

There are jobs for which there is no career path at all. There’s no college major for such jobs and they’re not taught in trade schools – one just falls into them, like being a location manager out here in … Continue reading

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The Liberal Pulse of America

Americans need guidance. There’s too much news, and certainly too much political news, for any of it to make sense – but the cable news channels are populated by preposterous buffoons. It’s not just Fox News. MSNBC once had Keith … Continue reading

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The Tamarack

The obscure is sometimes interesting. There’s an odd little book of poetry from the sixties, reissued in paperback in 1997, called Cool Reflections: Poetry for the Who, What, When, Where and Especially Why of It All – by Eugene McCarthy. … Continue reading

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Punishing the Poor for Their Sin

Obamacare is not going to magically disappear – even if the Supreme Court rules that three or four errant words in a minor subsection of the law override the clear intent of the hundreds of thousands of other words in … Continue reading

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Bad Guys and Good Guys and the Inevitable

They don’t make locomotives in London anymore – at least not in the London in Ontario, about halfway between Detroit and Toronto – but General Motors was doing just that in the last two years of the last century. Those … Continue reading

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