Monthly Archives: February 2019

The Man Who Broke the World

The news is what no one expected – otherwise it wouldn’t be news – or it can be what everyone kind of expected but hoped and prayed would never really happen, and then did happen – like a war or … Continue reading

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Starting Wednesday

The news week started on Wednesday. This was a matter of moving all the pieces into place. Pakistan has nuclear weapons – lots of them – and no one is quite sure who runs their government at any given moment. … Continue reading

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The Totally Unaware Idle Rich

The women had big hair. Their slinky metallic dresses had big shoulder pads and obviously cost a fortune – for one wearing. The men ran oil companies. They wore two thousand dollar Italian suits with their two thousand dollar custom … Continue reading

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Extreme Timidity

That was an odd year – suddenly there were the Beatles, and the Ford Mustang, and that Civil Rights Act that changed everything. Elizabeth Taylor marred Richard Burton too. And Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize. President … Continue reading

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Just Saying Things

Hollywood, Sunday, February 24, 2019 – There’s a glow in the distance, about ten blocks east. That’s the Oscars. They’re handing out the little gold statues again. This happens every year. The locals hide, but everything will be back to … Continue reading

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Just Getting Along

There was that time Los Angeles went up in flames. On March 3, 1991, a group of LAPD officers beat the crap out of Rodney King, a kind of goofy black construction worker. It was just a traffic stop but … Continue reading

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Bernie and the Bots

The 2016 election was a hoot. Or it was a farce. Or it was an outrage. It was something. Facebook had, then, its newsfeed up top for everyone. No one managed that. It was automated. If a news item was … Continue reading

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