Monthly Archives: February 2012

Still Confused After All These Years (Part Two)

As I wrote back in 2009, I always thought that I’d get smarter as I got older. Instead, I seem to be getting more confused, with more questions I can’t answer. For instance: • I recorded Gaslight, in which Ingrid … Continue reading

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The Curse of Rigiditea

As a former Republican, I am watching the Ferris wheel of the 2012 presidential campaign with unbridled glee. Candidates rise, candidates fall, candidates rise again, in an endless circle of breezy blather. I can’t remember a campaign when a party … Continue reading

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What You Speak, Sir, Is Treason

If there has been one constant in my life, it’s been newspapers. At the suburban house where I grew up, there was a thwack on the driveway twice a day: the San Francisco Chronicle in the morning, and the Palo … Continue reading

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What Am I Missing?

I’m missing a pear tree. It’s not an actual tree, you understand. It’s a metal stand about a foot high. Its spine has fittings into which metal branches of three varying sizes slide. From those branches hang cute little wooden … Continue reading

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