Category Archives: Death of Osama bin Laden

Unapologetic Pure Marketing

This is America and we market ourselves – we sell ourselves. After all, we did leave the class-bound ways of Europe long ago, where you were what you were born into, and as Pope said, you were to act well … Continue reading

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Death Be Not Proud

Death Be Not Proud – everyone sort of knows those four words, and they sound vaguely impressive, and you sometimes see them inscribed on a gravestone or you hear them at a funeral. They represent a sort of defiance, a … Continue reading

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He’s Dead, Jim

In the late sixties, and since then in endless syndication, we learned that things are pretty simple. In episode after episode of that original Star Trek show, the ship’s medical officer, McCoy, would turn to Captain James T. Kirk and … Continue reading

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Hard Times for the Merchants of Perpetual Outrage

Yes, things have been a bit thin here – not yet back to a daily column yet – but maybe that’s a good thing. It’s sometimes good to step back, even if involuntarily – and of course no one could … Continue reading

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Growing Up Odd

It’s almost as if it was planned. May Day, Sunday, the Los Angeles Times reviewed Janny Scott’s new book A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mother – Scott used to work for the Los Angeles Times. And … Continue reading

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Great Sorrow and Great Joy

Everyone gets introduced to real death – not the stuff in movies and on television, or in videogames – idiosyncratically. And that’s probably best. Some things need to be understood personally or they’re not understood at all. Back in the … Continue reading

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