Monthly Archives: March 2017

The Brooding Birdman

Burt Lancaster was pretty good as the Birdman of Alcatraz but Donald Trump is another matter. Donald Trump tweets. He’s the Birdman of the White House. Twitter was named appropriately. Tweets are random chatter from the small feathered descendants of … Continue reading

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One Very Bad Day

Everyone has a bad day now and then – spill that mug of hot coffee on the morning paper – try to head off to work but the car won’t start – dead battery – or the car isn’t there. … Continue reading

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America’s Slough of Despond

“This miry Slough is such a place as cannot be mended; it is the descent whither the scum and filth that attends conviction for sin doth continually run, and therefore is it called the Slough of Despond: for still as … Continue reading

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As Bad As It Gets

Sometimes things aren’t as bad as they seem. There was George Bush – the second one – the one with that perpetual deer-in-the-headlights look. It was clear he didn’t know much about the world – who was who and what … Continue reading

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Solving Imaginary Problems

Ah, to be a ten-year-old boy in the late fifties, when each September the folks in Detroit revealed, on one special night, on national television, the new models. Planned obsolescence was not only a brilliant business model – only pathetic … Continue reading

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Somehow Moving On

Bill Maher once asked an interesting question – “Can we go back to using Facebook for what it was originally for, looking up exes to see how fat they got?” Bill Maher was onto something. It’s hard to let go. … Continue reading

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A Fine Failure

This wasn’t supposed to happen. Donald Trump was what America needed. He could get things done, whatever they were. No one quite knew. He’s been all over the map on public policy for decades – at one time even a … Continue reading

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