Dirty, Rotten, Scoundrels

A few years ago I happened to see the movie Dirty, Rotten, Scoundrels the gist of which was a group of aging con artists combining forces to romance and eventually rob a wealthy woman.  It was quite entertaining and also very telling about how often alliances are formed out of a common desire to steal, […]
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The Wailers in Alabama

The Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Alabama in Birmingham is a place of refinement and culture where one can enjoy programs as varied as Cirque de Soleil, classical performances by the symphony, the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater or the legendary Nancy Wilson.   These recitals are usually met with […]
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My vote – My choice

I am not a Democrat.  Lest anyone get the wrong impression, neither am I a Republican.  After seeing politics up close and personal as a Congressional Aide for a Democratic Congresswoman, whom I couldn’t even bring myself to vote for, I completely lost all interest in the process and eventually registered as an Independent voter.  […]
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Michael – A tribute

I’m not an emotional person.  When you get to my age, have buried your parents, endured a divorce and suffered your fair, or unfair share of hurt and pain, you learn to process disappointment with a certain sense or resignation; yet I cried when I heard the news about Michael Jackson’s passing. I cannot begin […]
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Why I support Tim Geithner

I learned some things during the Bush years that I have really come to appreciate.  Probably the most important is that I am a lot less emotional than I used to be.  After seeing first hand how Bush and his cohorts used emotions to whip their evangelical followers into a religious fervor totally hijacked the […]
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Dear Mr. President

I plan to buy a home this year, not a house but a home.  A house is something you buy, possibly with an eye toward reselling at some point in the future; some of which has been done recklessly both on the part of the buyers and unscrupulous financial institutions in the past few years. […]
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