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Those Virginia Lovers

States have the formal and informal mottos. New Hampshire is defiant – “Live Free or Die” – that’s on all the license plates. Wisconsin’s official motto is “Forward” – but they’re “The Dairy State” on the license plates, which is … Continue reading

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Scare Tactics

The big news stories of the day come and go. What was terribly important is soon enough something no one remembers. Last year, or maybe it was the year before, it was the government shutdown – the Republicans in Congress … Continue reading

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Our Convenient Monsters

Too many people think Hollywood churns out wisdom. Hollywood churns out movies, most of which are silly stuff, often intentionally so, and those that offer “depth” offer something else instead – entertainment, the illusion of depth, which is entertaining enough. … Continue reading

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The City That Never Sleeps Cannot Sleep

Paris always felt like home, finally. Sitting at the Flore early on a rainy December evening, each December, sipping cognac and watching the lights of the cars on the Boulevard slide by, through the existentially steamed-up windows, gloriously alone, was … Continue reading

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One Day In

When New Year’s Day falls on a Wednesday, that Wednesday feels like a Sunday. Everything pauses, but each Sunday is followed by a disappointing Monday with more of the same, and New Year’s Day is followed by, well, an entirely … Continue reading

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The Gag Reflex

No one gagged – but this is Hollywood. Everyone is exempt from everything out here in Hollywood, where every day the Spiderman impersonator chats with the guy dressed as Jesus, in front of the Chinese Theater, across the street from … Continue reading

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The Golden Circus

Thirty-two years in Southern California, and the last twenty of those years in Hollywood, are probably enough. Another day in paradise may be one too many, but then there’s nothing much to be done about that. Moving everything to a … Continue reading

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