Tag Archives: Cut and Grow

Perpetual Twilight

Retirement is okay, if you’re fond of irony, and if you thrive on constant low-grade anxiety. The irony is structural – those of us who are now retired are the last Americans who ever will be. We spent our working … Continue reading

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In Love with the Counterintuitive

There are a lot of absurdly rich people out here in Hollywood – there are far too many rare brand-new Ferraris and big-as-house Bentleys in the streets, and in Beverly Hills there are a lot of sixty-million-dollar homes lined up … Continue reading

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Cartoon America

Here’s a thought about pop-culture. Adults do persist in watching cartoons – they just won’t admit it. And we now have cartoons specifically for adults, like the wildly successful Simpsons show, and feature-length animated films like the Shrek and Toy … Continue reading

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It’s Greek to Them

Rick Santorum has stopped talking about Greece. And so have most of the Republicans. But for a time, before the Occupy Wall Street crowd somehow managed to change the national conversation, Greece was what we were told was an object … Continue reading

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Induced Panic

Panic is meant to be shared, but often it just cannot be passed along. Women know this when they’re panicked about not having anything to wear to that big party, really, while the man just grabs anything, slips it on, … Continue reading

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But Never Really Lying

All of politics seems to rest on claims and counterclaims – one side says something is true and the other side says no, it’s not. You could look at the empirical evidence and argue that one side or the other … Continue reading

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