2012

CLOSING OUT THE YEAR (…and may we all have bungee cords as we take a flying leap into the New Year) Well, it’s another year down. It looks like Christmas and the holiday season is closing out the year on

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THE PRICE OF PERFECTION (…may be more than what we’re willing to pay) At the rate our career politicos are moving to put our financial house in order…we may no longer have a house to be worried about. Leaving aside

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DAVE BRUBECK…TAKING A LONG FIVE                                                                                       (…but his sound will live on) When it comes to music in general, and jazz in particular, few will ever compare to Dave Brubeck’s unique versions of it. He passed away a few days ago

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THE DEATH SPIRAL OF A NATION (…as seen by its progressive collapse into chaos) The civil war in Syria continues to rage on, with no end in sight for it, while the diplomatic eunuchs of the world community keep on

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WITH THIS KIND OF SHOW AND TELL (…Victoria…has very few secrets left anymore) There was a big promotional extravaganza show on CBS last night for the Victoria’s Secret company’s latest lingerie lines. But…the sidebars of lights, sounds, and other effects

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WE NEED A – HOW TO AVOID FISCAL CLIFFS FOR DUMMIES – MANUAL (…’cause we taxpaying voters elected Twinkies to the White House, Ho-Ho’s to the Senate, and Ding Dong’s to the House) The fiscal cliff resolution merry-go-round in Washington

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STORM DAMAGE COSTS (…ounces of prevention vs. pounds of cure?) The damages from the recent late-season hurricane Sandy range from the Caribbean to New York and beyond. And much like previous storms such as Andrew, Katrina, and Irene, those damages

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BLACK FRIDAY…AN UPTICK FOR THE ECONOMY (…are the caribou herds of holiday shoppers…flowing stronger this year?) It’s that time of year again. We turkeys, having been well stuffed from our Thanksgiving feeding excesses, are now ready to surge out to

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WHERE POWER ELITES PARTIED AND PLAYED (…while others bled…and paid) The ongoing investigations about the Broadwell/Petraeus/Kelly embroglio suggest there’s more involved with this story than just national security issues…of one kind or another. There’s another aspect to this sorry mess

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THE NEVER-ENDING CAROUSEL OF TIT-FOR-TAT (…as a bad case of assinus assinum fricat) For most of the past sixty years the Israeli and Palestinian peoples have allowed themselves to be manipulated by their respective leaderships to ride the never-ending carousel

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