Tag Archives: Walter Cronkite

Knowing How to Know Things Gets Harder

Perhaps the rest of life really is just an extension of high school – the cool kids know what’s really going on, which amazes everyone, and makes everyone else envious, but maybe the rebels and the punks really know what’s … Continue reading

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The Way It Is

Everyone wants to know what’s going on but no can know what’s going on, all on their own. The obvious thing to do is to pay others to find out what’s up in the world, to sort it all out, … Continue reading

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Roger That

It was the best of times, in the worst of times. College in the late sixties was quite a trip – hippies and Vietnam and the riots in the streets of Chicago at the Democratic National Convention, after the assassination … Continue reading

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The Age of Trustworthy Uncles

It takes one to know one. Those born in the late forties, when World War II was finally over and America decided things were going to be just fine after all – you know, before the Korean War and the … Continue reading

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Assessing Loss and Moving On

There is a point at which thinking about what is gone passes from thoughtful political, social, cultural or economic analysis to aimless nostalgia, and then it’s a short step into the world of kitsch and infomercials for the Time-Life collection … Continue reading

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