Tag Archives: Climate Change

The High-Heels Hurricane

There are great titles from the seventies like P.S. Your Cat Is Dead – a novel by James Kirkwood adapted from his play and later made into a rather forgettable movie that quickly disappeared – but the title was unforgettably cool. This is about … Continue reading

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The One Smart Man

Self-confidence is a good thing. Everyone admires that. It might be the NFL linebacker that absolutely guarantees his team will win the big game. Sure, that’s trash-talk to make the other guys worry a bit, or to fire up his … Continue reading

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Good Things Elsewhere

It’s all Donald Trump all the time, unless it’s Ted Cruz, or maybe, sometimes, Marco Rubio, which is fine with Hillary Clinton – no one is talking about Benghazi or her emails. And who is this Ben Carson person? Is … Continue reading

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Structurally Induced Pessimism

No one ends up where they expected. All the graduate fellowships meant a career as a scholar, or at least a tenure-track position teaching English at some small liberal arts college in the middle of nowhere – but that wasn’t … Continue reading

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The Odd Current Climate

Those of us who came of age in the sixties – the assassination of one Kennedy and the King “I Have a Dream” speech followed by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and … Continue reading

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Product Differentiation

Ah, to be a ten-year-old boy in the late fifties, when each September the folks in Detroit revealed, each on one special night on national television, the new models. Planned obsolescence was not only a brilliant business model – only … Continue reading

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No Republican Regrets

“Non, je ne regrette rien” – that’s the famous French song of defiance – the song the guys from the French Foreign Legion now sing on parade. Regret nothing. You did what you did, or said what you said, and … Continue reading

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