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And They Laughed

Brett Kavanaugh will make it to the Supreme Court or he won’t, but some things have been settled. The Republicans have lost the votes of most women forever. Donald Trump had changed his tune. There was no longer any need … Continue reading

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The New Truth

There are ways to know how things really were at a certain place and time. There was Paris in the twenties and the Lost Generation there – Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises will take you there. There’s American teen culture … Continue reading

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The Return of the Fabians

Fabiano Anthony Forte became Fabian – a teen idol of the late fifties and early sixties. He made it big after Dick Clark had him on American Bandstand a few times, and he had his hits, and then he disappeared. … Continue reading

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New York City Brash

New York is the city that never sleeps. Make it there and you can make it anywhere. There’s a famous song about that – about going there, to never sleep. Those little-town blues will melt away. Wheel and deal – … Continue reading

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Exhausting the Possibilities

America should be exhausted by now. How long has Donald Trump been president? There’s a widget for that – 147 days at this moment – but it seems much longer. Every day is “an extraordinary day in Washington” – no … Continue reading

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Our Lear

Former English teachers don’t have many secrets – we’re a boring lot – but there is one. Shakespeare is wonderful, but none of us likes King Lear – and maybe no one does. The guy’s a whiner. This isn’t tragedy. … Continue reading

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The Presumption of Regularity

“Anyone ever have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas or bloating?” That damned Phillips Lady keeps popping up in public places and asking total strangers just that – in an office, on a tour bus – wherever – as if that’s the … Continue reading

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