Monthly Archives: June 2010

Showing Our Age

I was driving a friend of mine and his teen-age kids to the airport last week, and I happened to mention how much I liked this relatively new show on CBS called The Mentalist. “The lead is a guy who … Continue reading

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Weekend in New Orleans: A Different Kind of Katrina

At 4  p.m. one Saturday last month, my wife and I were passing New Orleans’ Johnson Avenue. To be more accurate, we were passing the sign for Johnson Avenue. The street was gone. And not just the asphalt — everything that … Continue reading

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The Switch Flips at Fifty

Every so often I read something in the newspaper that makes me wonder if I’ve somehow wandered onto another planet. Of course, that’s easy to do during primary election season. Out here in California, the former CEO of eBay, Meg … Continue reading

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You Never Forget Your First

Last week I wrote about divorcing our bank after 36 years. I used the headline Divorce, (Bank of) America Style as a play on the old movie, Divorce, American Style. But I realized that divorce is such an emotion-laden word. … Continue reading

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