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Thanksgiving In The Time Of COVID

Hopefully, I’ll be granted a little leeway this week as I’ve been paying precious little attention to the “news.” Folks are going to do what folks are going to do, and I can’t do a blasted thing about it. It’s not that I don’t care what’s going on, nor is it that I don’t know the gist of what’s happening. […]

Double, Double, Who’s In Trouble?

In a frustrating case of democratia interruptus, Election Day this year turned into Election Week, trying the patience of the whole country and a good number of interested foreign parties.  The delay seemed to heighten the insecurities of some (on both sides) while allowing time for the increasingly probable Trump loss to be understood. These days, an electoral mandate from […]

Do The Right Thing

Well boys and girls, Tuesday is Election Day in America or ‘Murica, depending on for whom one is voting.  This year, it seems we’ve had more of a voting season, what with early and mail-in balloting.  Lord, I’ve been voting since God was a boy, but I’ve never been quite this beat up about it. First, we’ve been admonished to […]

Roll With The Rhythm

Back when hair was never too big and shoulders were padded to look like linebackers, I worked in the real world.  That is, if the corporate world is real.  At that time, it sometimes fell to me to prepare a cost-benefit analysis to recommend or determine the best approach to addressing a specific business need.   While those days are long […]

Butter Up

There are few things in life as consistently good as butter.  In fact, if you’re the praying kind, you might take a moment right now to thank the Lord for this blessing.   We say something is the greatest thing since sliced bread, but sliced bread isn’t much without butter.  Mashed potatoes and rice go from good to great with a […]

The Trump Show

First, there was Dallas.  Then, Knots Landing.  And finally, Dynasty.  The trio of prime time soap operas I was addicted to back in the day.  While there was the occasional check-in at Falcon Crest and Flamingo Road, devotion was awarded only to the top three. And that was good for a long while.  There was “Who Shot J. R.?” mania, […]

The Night The Lights Went Out

Three old white guys walk into a bar.  That sounds like the beginning of a classic joke.  But altered to three septuagenarian white guys walk onto a presidential debate stage, it’s not a joke at all.  And that’s what happened this week. I’m willing to flirt with presumption in the pursuit of insight to look at the 100 minutes in […]

Notorious

From the first time I watched it, Alfred Hitchcock’s 1946 seductive spy thriller/love story Notorious has been the first thing that comes to mind when that adjective is applied to anything.   Ingrid Bergman at the height of her beauty coupled with Cary Grant at the height of his would be enough to make any movie memorable.  She plays a spy […]

Dream Boy

Picture it.  Shreveport, Louisiana, 1977.  I was half way through college and still wondering why boys at coeducational schools weren’t called coeds.  That summer, a nerdy hot boyfriend had taken me to see Star Wars, although I would have preferred to see Annie Hall.  (Nerdy hot boyfriends may have greater earnings potential later in life, but they are not likely […]

Of Losers & Suckers

As Robert Burns once wrote, “The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.”  Well, his being Scottish, it was actually “The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men, Gang aft agley,” but I digress.   After the revelations last week about Trump’s disparaging remarks about American military service members, both living and dead, it seemed reasonable to think the […]