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2010 – Articles

A Walk on the Bright Side

A Walk on the Bright Side Our economy is in ruins, the shining hope of the Obama administration reduced to a pitiful flicker, one war “ends” but really doesn’t, another war “starts” after eight bloody years, New Orleans “celebrates” the fifth anniversary of Katrina...

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2011- Articles

How Do You Know If You’re An Artist?

How do you know if you’re an artist? My friend Barry is basically an aging stoner in the Sunset District, but he’s an artist too. He wrote a book called Deep Fool that not many people read. It’s about his spectacularly wasted youth and some truly horrid things he did...

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2018- Articles

In Defense of Cats

In Defense of Cats “The Confessions of a Catnip Junkie” I come before you now in defense of cats. They shouldn’t need my help, Americans have over eighty million cats, more than dogs, more than any other animal. But if the cat is much loved, it is more misunderstood....

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The “Joys” of Aging

If you’re fortunate, you will live to be old. Yet old age brings thoughts of dread to the young; the best they can say about it is that it beats the alternative. How little they know. But that’s the defining characteristic of youth: How little they know. In truth, the...

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My Virtual Valentine?

February is the month of love, but it sure doesn’t feel that way now. This feels more like a time of spousal abuse and sexual harassment than chocolate hearts and romance. Love is out of fashion, the culture doesn’t believe in it much anymore. A couple generations ago...

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