Tag Archives: Trump and Women

Trusting the Women

“At the age of eleven or thereabouts women acquire a poise and an ability to handle difficult situations which a man, if he is lucky, manages to achieve somewhere in the later seventies.” ~ P. G. Wodehouse, Uneasy Money Donald … Continue reading

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The Stronger Women

Donald Trump clearly admires Vladimir Putin, and as for Kim Jong-Un there was this: I was really being tough. And so was he. And we’d go back and forth. And then we fell in love. Okay? No, really. He wrote … Continue reading

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Preemptive Explanations

Something was happening. Someone was worried. The press may be the enemy of the people, but the press can be useful. It was Tuesday. It was time for preemptive explanations, so the president actually used the press: Facing the prospect … Continue reading

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Dreary Times

There are places where nothing happens. Pittsburgh in the fifties and early sixties was like that. We heard tales of surfing in California, and tales of sophisticated people doing sophisticated things in Manhattan, and somewhere there was this place called … Continue reading

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Of All Possible Worlds

There used to be books that made a difference. In 1759 it was Voltaire’s Candide, ou l’Optimisme – the young man, Candide, is told by his mentor, Pangloss, that we do live in the best of all possible worlds – just look … Continue reading

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The Persistence of Reality

Philip K. Dick put it this way – “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” He would say something like that. He wrote science fiction, but science fiction that was more than science fiction … Continue reading

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The Next Enlightenment

The modern world began in the eighteenth century with The Enlightenment – the Age of Reason – roughly between 1715, the year that Louis XIV died, and 1789, the beginning of the French Revolution. The idea was new. Reason was the primary … Continue reading

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