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Chameleon Politics

In the summer of 1964 it was two weeks at a music camp in Elkhart, Indiana. It took two weeks to get the Pittsburgh accent back. The flattened vowels and the drawl were gone just before that senior year in … Continue reading

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Power Shifts

The move to California in 1981 was cool. That was trading a small apartment near a strip mall on the east side of Rochester, New York, for a small walk-up apartment a few steps from the sand here in happening … Continue reading

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Before He Disappears

There’s that 1946 sad bar song Angel Eyes – perfect for Frank Sinatra in his rather fine later seen-it-all burnt out years, and a jazz standard because it has great changes – but it’s the narrative that makes the song. … Continue reading

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Knowing How to Know Things Gets Harder

Perhaps the rest of life really is just an extension of high school – the cool kids know what’s really going on, which amazes everyone, and makes everyone else envious, but maybe the rebels and the punks really know what’s … Continue reading

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The Broccoli News

Some days are newsier than others, and that’s always a problem for the cable news channels, and the three networks still doing nightly half-hour news shows, which hardly anyone watches these days, and for news radio, which has to compress … Continue reading

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Mike’s Turn

Anyone can run for president. Many do, all the time, or at least every four years – Harold Stassen even made a career of it. Stassen tried to convince the Republican Party to nominate him ten times, from 1940 through … Continue reading

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The Human Comedy

Lighten up. Laughter is the best medicine, unless some things are too dire, or command too much respect, to joke about – but that’s a matter of opinion. A few years ago fatwas were issued regarding a number of European … Continue reading

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