When the election of 1988 loomed, I was 26, my wife 25, and our daughter ten months. We were very much self-involved with our own little family tribe of three and not much interested in the election between George H.W. Bush and Michael Dukakis. But we decided to watch one of the…
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I recently called a restaurant to make a dinner reservation for a few weeks hence, usually an unremarkable activity. However, I was reserving for a…
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I know it was the summer of 1978, because my father had taken my younger brothers and me to see the movie “Grease” at the theater nearest to our home on…
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This is not a rant against social media or any other content, whether in or out of the mainstream. Rather, I’ve come to realize that most of what I’ve…
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I risk losing a few readers, but nevertheless I’ll begin with a brief quote from Proust: “[In adolescence] one lives among monsters and gods, a stranger…
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No sarcasm intended, but perhaps a touch of irony. When anyone becomes a professional politician, their primary career goal must be to attain and hold…
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I spent some time watching a Pride parade today, and it made me patriotically proud and immensely grateful. Proud that Americans have been in the…
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In a relatively obscure publication, I came across this May 23rd Supreme Court decision by serendipity. If one can use the term serendipity to describe…
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