Monthly Archives: January 2012

Ghost Town

In any number of Twilight Zone episodes, the characters experience a frisson (French for chill) when they realize something or someone or somewhere isn’t quite what they thought it was. That same chill slithers through me every time I step foot … Continue reading

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If Detroit Comes Back, Will It Bring Better Car Names?

It makes me sad to find myself in traffic behind a Kia Sedona or a Hyundai Santa Fe. How can it be that the fine tradition of naming cars after evocative places has fallen to the South Korean automobile manufacturers? … Continue reading

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20 Things Every Boomer Should Do

A few weeks ago, as the new year began, I complained that everyone was giving advice on what people should do to change their lives, and so offered 20 Things Boomers Should Never Do. Unfortunately, the temptation to give advice … Continue reading

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Reinventing George

Maybe it’s karma. Boomers had it so easy for most of our lives. But now we’re getting older and realizing with varying levels of panic what sociologists have known for quite a while: that we may not have the same … Continue reading

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The Goldilocks List: What I Want In 2012

Last year about this time, I compiled a list of gift-giving suggestions for other people. This year, I say to heck with that. This is what I want in 2012. ● A Stanford quarterback almost as good as Andrew Luck … Continue reading

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