Category Archives: Perspective

Being Stunned Once Too Often

The only reason people write about current events, and about the national or international politics that underlie them – along with how centuries of history and shifting social norms and odd economic trends play their part in what seems to … Continue reading

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Blue Tuesday

Anyone who grew up in Pittsburgh in the late forties and the fifties remembers Blue Laws – there were certain things no one could buy on Sundays, like booze of any kind, even if the bars were still open. In … Continue reading

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Forced Perspective

Perspective is good, and Denison University – a quiet campus on a hill above a quiet little town in the dead center of Ohio – wasn’t a bad place to spend four years in the late sixties. The school was … Continue reading

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The Sound of Dust, Settling

Perspective takes time. You have to wait for the dust to settle. After all, we all know what happened in 1776 – Mozart wrote that Haffner Symphony – and Edward Gibbon published the first volume of his History of the … Continue reading

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Fallout Day

Sometimes a slow news day is a good thing – everyone needs time to recover and put things in perspective. And this was the week that Obama finally endorsed same-sex marriage – as a basic right and a matter of … Continue reading

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Assessing What Really Did Change

It’s always about perspective. If you get too close to things you miss the big picture – say you start a war because you’re very angry, and you win quite a few battles, all of them, and you lock up … Continue reading

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Things Will Change, or Must Change

Sometimes you get one of those odd news days – what they call a slow news day – when the news is the residue of the previous day’s blockbuster story, and you can see the next big story barreling down … Continue reading

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