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Satisfying National Security

Saturday mornings in Hollywood are difficult. Los Angeles is on the far side of a thousand miles of desert, and when the angry sun edges up over the Griffith Observatory, one hill over, it kind of hurts. It’s going to … Continue reading

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Keeping Secrets

The dividing line was June, 1981 – there was before, and then there was after. Before, it was growing up in Pittsburgh, college in Ohio, graduate school in North Carolina, then teaching English at a prep school in upstate New … Continue reading

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No Secrets

Everyone tracks everything now and there are no secrets. Leave your cell phone on and someone, somehow, can know exactly where you are – or where your cell phone is – within a few feet. Buy anything with debit or … Continue reading

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Knowing Things

That last day in the classroom was a long time ago – June 1981 – and then it was goodbye to teaching English at the prep school in upstate New York, selling most everything, and then heading off to the … Continue reading

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