Tag Archives: Trump Faking It

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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The Careless Ones

F. Scott Fitzgerald spent the last years of his life in Hollywood, in a little apartment just down the street here on North Laurel Avenue, editing others’ screenplays and typing away at “The Last Tycoon” – the novel he never … Continue reading

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On Doing No Harm

There’s the Hippocratic Oath – a promise to act ethically. Swearing to some sort of modified form of this oath is a rite of passage for new physicians, although this oath has little to do with medicine itself. This has to do … Continue reading

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A Nation of Fakery

The grandparents were Czech on one side and Slovak on the other, but the parents were born here, so they knew they were really Americans, and they made sure that the kids would be even more American. In the early … Continue reading

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Ending in China

Tell an American that something is impossible and they’ll set out to prove you wrong. Nothing is impossible – as long as you have the right attitude, as Norman Vincent Peale had been telling America since 1935 or so – the middle … Continue reading

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Flimflam and Impatience

Those with self-confidence rule the world. They seem to know what they’re doing, even if they don’t. That’s the trick. Be bold. Be decisive – even if your decisions are disastrous. That can be handled easily. Say that your critics … Continue reading

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What Might Have Been

Donald Trump was going to be a good boy. He was no longer going to obsessively attack other Republicans he had already defeated in the primaries, or who didn’t matter a whit in the general election, for days at a … Continue reading

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