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Who’s Secret Is It? Yours, Mine, or the FBI’s?

The news media–ultimate invader and purveyor of secrets–feasts eagerly upon two categories of secrets:  governmental secrets, prominently intended to protect or harm one or the other party. and dirty “little” secrets, where dozen to hundreds of individuals are molested or brutalized in silence. For the first, think of the FBI’s trove of info about Russian […]

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Eating Crow in 2018

“Eat more crow. Its the most nutritious of all brain foods.” This New Year’s advice from Jason Zweig (WSJ, Dec.30, 2017), although it appeared 3/4 of the way though a longish series of resolutions, arrested me, shouted out to me, and pierced me. When I was a self-righteous teen-ager (weren’t we all?), frustrated Mom stomped […]

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Time Hunger– A Babyboomer’s Elegy

When I grew up, people had time. The family ate dinner together when Dad got home– 5:30.  We visited the grandparents–both sides–almost weekly.  As high school students, we went to bed at 10:30 and slept late on Saturdays, sometimes til noon. Sunday a family activity–a movie, a museum, the zoo–Mom, Dad, and the kids. On […]

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Ah, yes, I remember it…WRONG!

I have for years treasured a memory of something precious shared with my father, who died when I was 10.  At age seven he told me I was old enough to read “Gone With The Wind,”  I can clearly picture him in our home library; he lovingly pulled the book from a lower shelf and handed it to […]

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