Tag Archives: Economic Collapse

The American Game

It may be that the lost America that everyone on the right longs for still exists down there in Texas, where they still take high school football seriously – even if no one else does. For everyone else it’s more … Continue reading

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One More Dog Day Afternoon

It’s the dog days of summer. Yep, in the summer, Sirius – that’s the “dog star” – rises and sets with the sun. The loopy astrology lady down on the corner will tell you that, in late July, Sirius is … Continue reading

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The Sense of an Ending

You can worry about whether you’ll have your job tomorrow – that’s pretty common these days – or worry about whether you’ll have your house next month – also common in these times – or worry that all that you’ve … Continue reading

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Hoping No One Is That Stupid

They call Chapel Hill a Little Bit of Heaven in the South – and maybe it is. Even those of us up the road at Duke, in gritty Durham, would drive down there on Saturday afternoons and just hang out. … Continue reading

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It Was About Money

Early April 2005 – away from Hollywood – kicking around Manhattan – and that’s a different world. The big-gun attorney had to work, so the bulk of each day was wandering about in ever-widening circles from his office, high above … Continue reading

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Choose Your News

People probably felt we were going to be in for a rough ride when, around 1440, Gutenberg, a goldsmith with too much time on his hands, developed a complete printing system, with a newly-devised hand mould that made the creation … Continue reading

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On Enjoying Being Cheated

Rochester, up at the forgotten top left corner of New York, and so many hundreds of miles from Manhattan, just wouldn’t do. It felt static, kind of dead in the water, so in 1981 it was off to LA – … Continue reading

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