Tag Archives: End of the American Dream

Making Do When Things Are Worse Than Ever

Yes, a Masters from Duke University in Eighteenth Century British Literature, and the PhD work, are pretty useless – at least they were in the mid-seventies. That led to a Dead Poet’s Society gig at a northeastern prep school, but … Continue reading

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The Experience of Authority

“There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California.” ~ Edward Abbey Yes, those of us who grew up back east took California entirely on faith. Pittsburgh was dreary and dark, and California … Continue reading

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A Long Fine Flash

Hunter Thompson was onto something when he wrote Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – he called it “a savage journey to the heart of the American Dream.” And the preface quotes Samuel Johnson – “He who makes a beast of … Continue reading

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The Now Quaint Idea That Effort Is Related To Reward

It’s a pretty standard joke in situation comedies. There’s always the character that gets into absurd impossible situations – scheduling two dates with two gorgeous women for exactly the same time and the same place, or buying a build-your-own-peanut-butter-castle franchise … Continue reading

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