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An Imaginary Win

This street is odd. F. Scott Fitzgerald spent the last years of his life in Hollywood, in a little apartment just down the street here on North Laurel Avenue, editing others’ screenplays and typing away at “The Last Tycoon” – … Continue reading

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Out In That West Texas Town

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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Whatever He Said

Okay, that’s over. He was uncomfortable, saying things others had written for him, things that just weren’t “him” at all, but had to be said. Everyone else was uncomfortable listening to him be uncomfortable. But everyone was supposed to listen. … Continue reading

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Already Gone

Back in 1971, Karen Carpenter was singing that rainy days and Mondays always got her down – the ultimate Monday song – and that would do now for the Monday after the Super Bowl and before Donald Trump’s second State … Continue reading

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Winning Nothing

America took a chance. At least some Americans took a chance. Donald Trump had never held political office before. Everyone knew that. His grasp of how our government (or any government) works was a few steps below rudimentary. Everyone knew … Continue reading

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Declaring Identity

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. Freud never said that but everyone agrees he would have said that, had he thought about it, or he probably did say that once or twice. Not everything is a phallic symbol, unless … Continue reading

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Trump Blinks

Advice is cheap. Advice is cheap because it’s usually bad advice. Stand up to bullies. They’re really cowards. They’ll always back down, unless they then decide to beat the crap out of you, because you stood up to them. Now … Continue reading

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