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The Transformation

“We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing.” ~ R. D. Laing The present is disappearing. Here in Hollywood, which may or … Continue reading

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That Big Yellow Taxi

It’s a quiet night here in Laurel Canyon, and raining, which doesn’t happen much out here – but the road that winds up though the canyon is open again. The back yard of one of the odd houses up in … Continue reading

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Learning Stuff

It’s personal. As a baby-boomer product of a well-funded and quite competent suburban public school system, and having taught for years at a private for-profit prep school for the kids of old money, and the kids of young professionals who … Continue reading

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Running on Pure Spite

Donald Trump will fix things. He’s the only one who can. He’s said so many times, and say something many times and people eventually just give up. Just enough voters in just the right places just gave up – sure, … Continue reading

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Ripping Up Everything

By the time this is posted – after careful proofreading (but no one catches their own mistakes) and the specific formatting and then testing the links in the text (both tedious) and running the spell-check thing (generally useless) – it … Continue reading

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Preemptive Scandal

There was Watergate. There was Iran-Contra. There was Bill and Monica. There was the outing of Valerie Plame, and Dick Cheney shooting his friend in the face with a shotgun – but there were no Obama scandals. Benghazi was no … Continue reading

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The Classiest of Class Acts

It was a long time ago – October 2008 – and things were spinning out of control for John McCain. Some of that was Sarah Palin – a rabble-rouser by instinct and gleefully unaware of how dangerous that could be. … Continue reading

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