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What’s Real and What’s Imagined

What’s Real and What’s Imagined

An operation on my hand after a karate injury has me reading more than usual, and...

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As Good As It Gets

As Good As It Gets

It’s as good as it gets; a light rain is falling on a soft May evening and I’m...

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The Greatest Movie Never Made

The Greatest Movie Never Made

OK. Magnanimity in victory is a sine qua non among civilized men and women, so let...

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The Suppression of Ideas

The Suppression of Ideas

If any of you see Graydon Carter, the editor of Vanity Fair, walking around with a...

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Time Speaketh No Longer

Time Speaketh No Longer

Talk about how the mighty have fallen. Time magazine was for the better part of...

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The Worship of Bigness

The Worship of Bigness

A recent column in the FT had me mad as hell and not about to take it any more....

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Noo Yawk, Noo Yawk

Noo Yawk, Noo Yawk

New York  - “Gimme a BLT on rye and hold da mayo” is a great Noo Yawk sound....

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Twice the Blabbering Fool

Twice the Blabbering Fool

Ah Spring, the spring of our frost bitten age. At the Polish Club in London, a...

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Down with Modernism, up with Mozart

Down with Modernism, up with Mozart

End of season is always bittersweet, the melting snows a bit like autumn leaves,...

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King of the Hill

King of the Hill

It’s a famous quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald, one that Elton John should ponder,...

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My Favorite Decade

My Favorite Decade

Flipping through some television garbage trying to induce sleep, I came upon an...

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Athens Then and Now

Athens Then and Now

Athens – I am walking on a wide pedestrian road beneath the Acropolis within 200...

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Keeping in Form

Keeping in Form

The secret of eternal youth, according to Alice Longworth Roosevelt, is arrested...

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Say It in Style

Say It in Style

A naked, very good-looking young man skied down the mountain, evoking shrieks of...

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