Tag Archives: Hillary Clinton

Blockbuster Weekend

Each summer Hollywood releases its over-the-top blockbuster movies, to finance all the deep and moody and serious movies that win Oscars but few actually watch, and in 2002, starting early, in May, Columbia Pictures out here in Culver City gave … Continue reading

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Picking a Fight

It will be different this time. Everyone learns, and Hillary Clinton must have learned that what she was doing in 2008, in those long months before Barack Obama won the Democratic nomination, didn’t work. Don’t smile in that kind but … Continue reading

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Likable Enough

“The man who makes an appearance in the business world, the man who creates personal interest, is the man who gets ahead. Be liked and you will never want.” Willy Loman – the salesman in Arthur Miller’s Death of a … Continue reading

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Lowering the Boom

Sometimes the unimaginable happens. Back in the sixties, when it was long hair and talking about the revolution and about not trusting anyone over thirty, the Beatles released that ditty about finally turning sixty-four – and it didn’t seem to … Continue reading

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The Uses of Silence

There are jobs for which there is no career path at all. There’s no college major for such jobs and they’re not taught in trade schools – one just falls into them, like being a location manager out here in … Continue reading

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Unhappy Families

Someone once said that friends are God’s apology for family. The provenance of clever quips is always problematic, but someone said that – you get to choose your friends, but you’re stuck with your family. God ought to apologize. Every … Continue reading

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A Question of Trust

Structure – that’s what’s missing. After high school for some, and after college for others, and for some of us, after graduate school, it’s a lifetime of work, of things that must be done, on time – about forty-five years … Continue reading

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