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Just Saying Things

Hollywood, Sunday, February 24, 2019 – There’s a glow in the distance, about ten blocks east. That’s the Oscars. They’re handing out the little gold statues again. This happens every year. The locals hide, but everything will be back to … Continue reading

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Framing the Improbable

Put it one way or put it another. He’s not old and fat. He’s a man of experience and substance. He’s not pathetically childish. He’s refreshingly childlike, not jaded and ruined by everyone else’s limited conventional thinking. He’s not incompetent … Continue reading

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As the World Turns Again

Time zones are difficult. At six in the morning in Los Angeles it’s three in the afternoon in Paris, and flying back here from Paris was always odd. Leave late in the morning, fly eight or nine hours, watch the … Continue reading

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Tearing Things Up

Everything has to end. The Elves had to leave Middle Earth – that was the point of Tolkien’s tale – “The world is changing: I feel it in the water, I feel it in the earth, and I smell it … Continue reading

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Leaving Early

The Group of Seven met in Canada – seven important industrial nations in the world there to talk about trade and development and security and climate and women’s rights and all sorts of things – and President Trump arrived an … Continue reading

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On a Wing and a Sneer

Attitude is not strength. Talk is, after all, just talk. Bullies talk, they threaten, they intimidate, but bullies seldom do much. They don’t have to do much. They have that sneer. They imply strength. Their “victims” do the rest. They … Continue reading

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Too Much History

This isn’t Donald Trump’s penthouse with gold-plated everything high above Fifth Avenue. There are old copies of Foreign Affairs scattered around the apartment here in Hollywood. They’re depressing reading. There’s classical music on the radio all day – out of … Continue reading

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