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A Simple Matter of Principle

The week finally ended. The nation is shutting down. Everyone must stay home. Or we’ll all die. And the week ended with this: The governor of Illinois issued a stay-at-home order on Friday, making it the latest state to make … Continue reading

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Present at the Apocalypse

Imagine being a rather sedentary retired old man in his seventies with severe COPD and severe sleep apnea and mild heart issues and osteoporosis too (don’t fall over, damn it) living alone in Hollywood, quietly, but not unhappily, doing photography … Continue reading

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Terrifying Words

Ronald Reagan was good with quips. There was that news conference on August 12, 1986 – “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the Government, and I’m here to help.” He’d been saying that for … Continue reading

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Undeniably Grim Times

T-Bone Walker wrote the song but B. B. King sang it best: They call it Stormy Monday but Tuesday’s just as bad They call it Stormy Monday but Tuesday’s just as bad Wednesday’s worse, Lord and Thursday’s all so sad … Continue reading

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What Money Will Buy

Free-market capitalism assumes that money can buy happiness, one way or the other, and that everything is for sale. This explains stunning young(er) Trophy Wives. Donald Trump is on his third. And this explains modern American politics, or maybe not … Continue reading

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