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Extreme Timidity

That was an odd year – suddenly there were the Beatles, and the Ford Mustang, and that Civil Rights Act that changed everything. Elizabeth Taylor marred Richard Burton too. And Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize. President … Continue reading

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Whatever He Said

Okay, that’s over. He was uncomfortable, saying things others had written for him, things that just weren’t “him” at all, but had to be said. Everyone else was uncomfortable listening to him be uncomfortable. But everyone was supposed to listen. … Continue reading

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Already Gone

Back in 1971, Karen Carpenter was singing that rainy days and Mondays always got her down – the ultimate Monday song – and that would do now for the Monday after the Super Bowl and before Donald Trump’s second State … Continue reading

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Stating the Case

The annual State of the Union address to Congress, with the Supreme Court and Joint Chiefs in the room, along with the vice president and every cabinet member save one – the designated survivor should the bad guys decide to … Continue reading

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At Peak Nonsense

Oil is a finite resource and economists for years have talked about a point in time they call “peak oil” – when all the easy-to-get-to cheap oil runs out and the only stuff left is in heavy tar sands and … Continue reading

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A World Not Ended

Donald Trump likes to gloat that the National Football League is in real trouble now, thanks to him. No one watches the games. Everyone is too angry, too angry at the uppity black football players who spit on the flag. … Continue reading

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Finding the Poetry

“It is difficult to get the news from poems yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there.” That’s what William Carlos Williams said, the famous poet and doctor, from New Jersey of all places. He … Continue reading

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