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Explaining the Indefensible

If memory serves, kids want to be adults because they have an odd concept of adulthood, as that glorious state of freedom where you don’t have to explain yourself to anyone. They’ll never hear those words again – Young man, … Continue reading

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Simply Changing the Game

So, President Obama, backed into a corner by a sluggish economy and what many saw as a gaffe – saying that the private sector, compared to the public sector, was doing just fine – found himself delivering a major speech … Continue reading

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Reimagining El Paso

It was the ultimate cowboy ballad – late in 1959 Marty Robbins released El Paso, that song about the cowboy, out in the West Texas town of El Paso, who fell in love with a Mexican girl. Within a few … Continue reading

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Dark Days These Days

Yep, the winter solstice is coming up – the darkest day of the year, said to give rise to seasonal affective disorder – feelings of existential hopelessness and that sort of thing. Everything seems so dark – and in this … Continue reading

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Nowhere Man

Back in the sixties the Beatles were singing that sad little ditty, Nowhere Man – He’s a real nowhere man, sitting in his nowhere land, making all his nowhere plans for nobody. You know the song – Doesn’t have a … Continue reading

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