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Extraordinary Loyalty to a Malicious Man

Give it time. Sometimes things get better. There’s got to be a morning after. The sun will come out tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar. But sometimes things get worse: President Trump, under fire for comments that even members of his … Continue reading

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The Ungrateful Ones

The only foreign capital named after a United States president is Monrovia, Liberia, named after James Monroe. That’s an odd country – it began as a settlement of the American Colonization Society, the organization that believed black people would face … Continue reading

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The End of Continuity

Out here in Hollywood the script supervisor is really the continuity supervisor, the member of the film crew who oversees the continuity of wardrobe and props and set dressing, and hair and makeup too. It can take several days to … Continue reading

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Punishing Times

“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.” ~ Seneca the Younger “If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a … Continue reading

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Not Thinking Things Through

History counters emotion. What is happening now is happening in the context of what happened before. What may seem like a good idea might not be a good idea. Others have had other ideas. Donald Trump needs to know what … Continue reading

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A News Story for the Ages

Some news is transient. Everyone remembers Nixon firing Archibald Cox and fighting to keep those tapes private and all the rest, but few remember that his vice president, Spiro Agnew, had been forced to resign not long before all the … Continue reading

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Discriminating Tastes

There are those who never buy shoddy anything – their clothes are finely tailored and well made – like everything else – and they know fine wine from dreck – and they are not ostentatious. What they own is elegant … Continue reading

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