13 Aug 2014

For Robin & Mom

One Spring I was hired on as first receptionist for the new Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View. My Pink Laminate Pass allowed me backstage to eat my meals, but didn’t grant me access to the magical world I knew must exist beyond the opening guarded by Security that led to

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05 Oct 2013

“You Do Know Paul McCartney Is Real, Right?”

To the lucky concert-goer standing five feet away from Sir Paul McCartney during his free concert down on Hollywood Boulevard who chose to experience this event through your phone screen while filming the show: you do realize Paul was a real, flesh and blood person, right? Not an avatar. Not

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04 May 2013

Rant 5: From Here, Where?

The Moral Rot Of Our Ruling Class: A Rant In Five Parts (Part 1)   (Part 2)   (Part 3)   (Part 4)   RANT 5: From Here, Where? OK, I confess, I came thisclose to having this post open up to a blank page cause, mother of god, where do we even

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02 May 2013

Rant 4: The Awesome Power Of The Bully Pulpit

The Moral Rot Of Our Ruling Class: A Rant In Five Parts (Part 1)   (Part 2)   (Part 3)   RANT 4: The Awesome Power Of The Bully Pulpit In May 2012 President Barack Obama announced to the world that his position on gay marriage had evolved into one of support.

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01 May 2013

Rant 3: The Only Thing To Fear Is Fear, Inc.

The Moral Rot Of Our Ruling Class: A Rant In Five Parts See also: Part 1, Part 2 RANT 3: The Only Thing To Fear Is Fear, Inc. The Military Industrial Complex rushed in. And cashed in. And in a blink of an eye we are in a state of forever War,

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30 Apr 2013

Rant 2: The Loss Of Meaning

The Moral Rot Of Our Ruling Class: A Rant In Five Parts (Part 1)   RANT 2: The Loss Of Meaning Once upon a time words had meaning. A fact was truth, justice was blind and torture a crime against conventions. Then September 11, 2001 and our Country collectively lost

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29 Apr 2013

Rant 1: Greed Is Good (For Absolutely Nothing)

The Moral Rot Of Our Ruling Class: A Rant In Five Parts I haven’t written a diary in ages. I – among many others I suspect – have been feeling crushed by the enormity of how far off course our Country has veered, overwhelmed at where to even start. Unwilling

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22 Dec 2012

The Twelve Years of Post-9/11

  “The 12 Years of post-911” On the first year of post-9/11 our government gave to We, a Patriot Act with Corporate Immunity On the second year of post-9/11 the V.P. gave to We, Two Endless Wars And a Patriot Act with Corporate Immunity On the third year of post-9/11

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30 Sep 2012

Grandpa Was A Pool Shark

As I first wrote about in my diary “A Letter From Einstein”, my home is currently filled with dozens of dusty boxes that I’m slowly working my way through, archiving my family history. My mother’s father a man of prominence for his place and time, most of the dozens are filled to bursting with his life.

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06 Sep 2012

I Believe Barack Obama

As the adage goes: when someone shows you who they are, believe them. For four years Barack Obama has told us who he is through words and deeds and I for one believe him. I believe when he executes his power over life and death he considers his lack of

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