2010

STAGERING FORWARD TO THE FUTURE (at the end of a tumultuous decade) This first decade of the 21st Century has been exhausting. Its tumultuous and chaotic times have left us staggering forward to the future, hesitant, uncertain even fearful, of

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GRINCHES AT MACY’S (who’re not clear on the concept) An elderly local gentleman, in San Francisco, has played the role of Santa at Macy’s for the past twenty years, becoming a well-loved tradition in his own right. If ever there

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CHRISTMAS DAYS OF YORE (debutantes galore….gift-wrapped for the occasion…and a hard lesson learned) At the risk of being totally politically incorrect, indulge me for a bit,  as I  reminisce about times long past, in old St. Louis, when even the

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WIKILEAK….AN EXAMPLE OF EXTREME SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS (morphing from naïve advocacy into anarchic zealotry) The problem with any naïve advocacy is that it generally tends to morph into anarchic zealotry. A zealotry that then goes on to become extreme self-righteousness, contributing nothing

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CARIBOU HERDS OF SHOPPERS (stampeding through the malls) Ah, good old Christmas time! It seems that regardless of the circumstances, no matter what the state of the country might be in, Black Friday is always the start of a massive

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PANGS OF COLD WAR REFLUX DISEASE (from its last pawn still standing)                                                        

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REMEMBERING PAST THANKSGIVINGS                                                                          

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GROPING FOR SECURITY (the friendly skies are getting way too friendly) It’s difficult to decide whether the latest security procedures implemented by our TSA are, indeed, serious efforts to make our air travel here in America even safer than before,

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IT JUST TAKES POLITICAL RHETORIC TO DO NOTHING (but it takes political guts to do….something) Our recent – Second American Revolution – may have altered the political landscape, and rattled the cages of many career politicos in both of the

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FACING THE AFTERMATH (means moving forward briskly – lest the past gain on us) If nothing else, this midterm election has shown that when the American electorate gets riled up – career politicos can, and do, find themselves unemployed, replaced

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