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Not Really Brilliant at Breakfast

Oscar Wilde was onto something. In An Ideal Husband one of the characters says this – “In England people actually try to be brilliant at breakfast. That is so dreadful of them! Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.” No … Continue reading

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The Mad King Tweets

In Washington, it was a day about tomorrow – President Trump was going to announce that the United States would withdraw for the Paris Climate Accords – or that the United States wouldn’t. No one knew which it would be, … Continue reading

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Six Fireflies Beeping Randomly In a Jar

In 1981 it was the end of teaching English at the prep school in upstate New York and the move to Los Angeles, and the move to aerospace – Northrup and then Hughes Space and Communications Group, the satellite people, … Continue reading

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Systematically Introducing Chaos

There’s a branch of mathematics called Chaos Theory – the idea that “within the apparent randomness of chaotic complex systems, there are underlying patterns, constant feedback loops, repetition, self-similarity, fractals, self-organization, and reliance on programming at the initial point known … Continue reading

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Not Really a Game

There are old news hands like Chris Wallace – the son of Mike Wallace of “60 Minutes” – once the moderator of “Meet the Press” on NBC but, since 2003, the solid guy at Fox News. Fox can point to … Continue reading

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The Trump Character

Here in Hollywood everyone’s a screenwriter – everyone has that killer script in a drawer somewhere. Or they pretend they do. There’s a lot of that out here too, but the idea is that these folks will explain the world … 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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