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Upstaged

In show biz it’s every star’s nightmare – it’s been weeks of hype from the irritatingly expensive publicity team, and lots of good press with a nice buzz about the upcoming breakthrough performance, and then the damned opening act is … Continue reading

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Born Lucky

Some people are just lucky, or you make your own luck, or there’s no such thing as luck, or it’s all the luck of the draw. No one knows – but some people are just lucky – except in Las … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Pathetic

Summer is over. It’s a quiet Sunday evening here, just off the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, as the first weekend of professional football is wrapping up. Yes, the giant mutant millionaires-on-steroids were smashing into each other all day on television, … Continue reading

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Home Again

They say it’s always good to get home again. After new and strange places, and odd people speaking odd languages, it’s a comfort to be immersed in what’s familiar. Everything’s where it should be. You don’t bump into the furniture. … Continue reading

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Not Going Well

There’s good news for Los Angeles. Monday’s traffic will be miserable, as usual, but not catastrophic. President Obama has cancelled his trip out here. He was going to speak at the annual AFL-CIO convention on South Figueroa, downtown at the … Continue reading

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One Step Closer

It’s one of those little paradoxes you learn in high school math, in calculus, if you got that far – if, with each careful step, you halve the distance to a point in space, over and over, you never actually … Continue reading

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Selling Syria

It was a day of surprises, the week after Barack Obama surprised everyone. Yes, that Assad used chemical weapons on his own people – civilians, including hundreds of children – but with the Brits deciding they’d rather not join us … Continue reading

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