Monthly Archives: June 2011

Big banks continue to hold world’s economy hostage

First a disclaimer: Like you, most likely, I am an economic sucker, not an economic suckerer (definition: one who suckers others). But in this era of derivatives, credit default swaps and other opaque mumbo-jumbo, my credentials actually aren’t that bad: … Continue reading

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Afghan war erodes America’s economic recovery

No wonder we wish the Anthony Weiner follies were still around. Reading real news can be depressing. Consider these two numbers: $120 billion and 28,000. The first, The New York Times reports, represents what the United States is spending this … Continue reading

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3 decades after his death, a different profile of Dad emerges

My Dad died on Father’s Day, 31 years ago.  I was 31 when we got the call that he had suffered an aortic aneurysm. He was my age, 62, when Kathy and I got married on my parents’ Vermont hillside … Continue reading

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Sex sells, but there IS other news out there

We are shocked, SHOCKED, by the behavior of John Edwards, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Anthony Weiner, et. al.  This, of course, is the only reason why we dissect every detail of their sexual indiscretions, their utter distain for their spouses, their unquenchable … Continue reading

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Ever wonder who you’ve missed meeting in life?

Consider this: How many times a day do you pass other people and act as if they are invisible? Never, you say. Really?  How about that homeless man, sitting silently on the street, perhaps shaking a cup? Or the tough-looking kid, … Continue reading

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Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga & the quest for search engine optimization

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Forgive me — Charlie Sheen, and Lady Gaga, too — if this blog makes no sense. It’s not supposed to. (Do Charlie Sheen and Lady Gaga always make sense themselves?).  You see, I’m selling out. Forgetting … Continue reading

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