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Why Helsinki Will End Trump’s Long Con

Watching Trump’s news conference with Putin yesterday the last lines of Hunter S. Thompson’s “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” came to mind. “…you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look West, and with the … Continue reading

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The Chair — How We Decide Our Politics

  Tell me where someone gets their information and I can tell you what they think.   Well, maybe not what they think, but how they think.  When you turn on the radio, what station comes on?  When you fire … Continue reading

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A Family History — In Cars

I am a gearhead.  I love cars.  I like to drive fun cars.  I like to read about cars.  I have subscriptions to 2 car magazines.  (Actual magazines.)  I like to see cars go fast.  I love the sound of … Continue reading

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Anthony Bourdain: The Traveling Brother I Never Met

I don’t do celebrity but I did Anthony Bourdain.  His death by suicide this morning was a gut punch.   Like most folks, I met him via his book Kitchen Confidential.  He immediately seemed like a fellow traveler.  Punk as an … Continue reading

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Mozy Revisited: Learning From Our Blind Dog

Sally and I were crushed when our golden collie mix Mozy lost her sight.  It was a strange process from thinking she had a problem with her legs to realizing her eyes were failing.  There is more than a little … Continue reading

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Nostalgia and the Typewriter

Nostalgia is tricky. You can bath in it or just feel it as a gentle rain. It can hold you and put lead in your shoes or awaken you and set you running out the door. As with any memory, … Continue reading

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When Your Heroes Die

As a kid, I didn’t read comic books.  I loved words and all those pictures meant there were fewer words.  That also meant I didn’t have any connection to the heroes and superheroes that today roar though our popular culture … Continue reading

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Mozy is Blind

“She’s so beautiful.”  That is how every conversation begins when someone meets our 8 year-old Collie/Sheppard mix Mozy.  From the first time we took her to the vet to every person who stops to talk with us on the street, … Continue reading

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The Starbucks Incident — What Do You Want?

I will readily admit I don’t know a ton about what happened in that Starbucks in Philadelphia.  I’ve seen the videos of the incident and the Police Chief.  I saw some television reports and an article or two.  Seen some … Continue reading

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The Commissioner and The Baseball

What is the strangest relationship you have ever had?  Was it in your family, so you had no choice?  Did you have a lover that whose very existence in your life now baffles you?  Did you have a boss who … Continue reading

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