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Solving Everything

There was no way to shrug it off. This was no way to say that this was subtle and clever and in a few days, or weeks, or months, everyone would agree that this man was actually a genius. And … Continue reading

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Poking the Bear

Valentine’s Day is all about love, or guilt, or lust – or something. Men, that gift had better be just right, or you’re in trouble. Women, make him worry – there’s power in this day. Retailers – mark up the … Continue reading

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An Imaginary Win

This street is odd. 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” – … Continue reading

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Out In That West Texas Town

It was the ultimate cowboy ballad. Late in 1959 Marty Robbins released El Paso – that song about the cowboy, out in the West Texas town of El Paso, who fell in love with a Mexican girl. Within a few … Continue reading

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The Deep State Club

The “Deep State” is the clandestine government, the real government, made up of hidden or covert networks of power operating independently of a nation’s political leadership, in pursuit of their own agenda and goals. These are the people who really … Continue reading

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Winning Nothing

America took a chance. At least some Americans took a chance. Donald Trump had never held political office before. Everyone knew that. His grasp of how our government (or any government) works was a few steps below rudimentary. Everyone knew … Continue reading

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Lit by Gas

Some Hollywood movies are useful. There’s Gaslight from 1944 – directed by George Cukor, with Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Joseph Cotten, and an eighteen-year-old Angela Lansbury in her screen debut. Yes, she was young once, but her part is minor. This is … Continue reading

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