Tag Archives: Milan Kundera

Laughter and Forgetting

Americans all have their cultural heritage. Some are proud to be Irish, sort of. Their great-grandparents’ parents came over a long time ago, but there are those Saint Patrick’s Day parades everywhere, every year, and everyone wants to be Irish, … Continue reading

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Masterful Storytelling, Most of It Quite Fanciful

This was the week Obama was in Ireland – but even if his great-grandfather’s grandfather was from Ireland, our president just doesn’t seem Irish. His father was from Kenya and his mother from Kansas, and he was born in Hawaii … Continue reading

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The Value of Lacking Passion

Just down the street there’s that giant fiberglass frog. That’s Kermit the Frog on the roof of the old Charlie Chaplin Studios on La Brea, currently the home of The Jim Henson Company, as in the Muppets, as in Kermit … Continue reading

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