December 2013 archive

Dec 29

Words Worth Remembering—Addendum

    NEW PREAMBLE— Last week I posted a column by Professor Todd May titled The Weight of the Past. A reader chastised me for not just the copyright violation but for not considering the interests of Professor May. I gave thought to the copyright issue, but the blog statistics have shown that very seldom …

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Dec 20

The “War on Christmas” Myth

‘Tis the Season to be Silly— It’s predictable that the paranoid and media-focused fundamentalist Christians roll out this silliness each year at about this time. Much like Winnie the Pooh, a bear with very little brain but not nearly as lovable, Sarah Palin is a human and the poster child for nonsensical inanity. She and …

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Dec 15

So, Ya Wanna be a Star? —Part 2

The Early Days in TV— While attending UCLA, I worked part-time as a page at NBC. It was the early days of television when radio was in its decline as a major source of entertainment. Fibber McGee and Molly gave way to Queen for a Day. In my double-breasted uniform, I pushed show tickets to …

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Dec 10

So, Ya Wanna be a Star? —Part 1

A Golf Parable— (Short Version) Deep in the jungles of Africa, an explorer heard a strange sound, THWAK! Cautiously, he approached. There was a gorilla in a clearing putting rocks on little mounds of dirt and hitting them with a stick four hundred yards straight as a die into the jungle beyond. Seeing his fortune …

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Dec 06

Reflections on My Life

Problems Offer Gifts— In a strange way, my disabilities can be seen as one of many strokes of luck I have experienced. Every time I am fed through the tube, I get to lie quietly for an hour, dozing sometimes, but most often reflecting on my life (or this blog). Speaking just for myself—others probably …

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