Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Cadillac Escalade Commercial

I love TV auto commercials.  They are expensively done with meticulous care.  They are composed of a sequence of brief shots, often lasting less than a second, that must suggest a story in the mind of the viewer.  They are … Continue reading

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Foxy

Photo slideshows of spring break in the 80s have been popping up all over the Internet lately. You can Google those words and take your pick. Many of the  photos are the same.  This one of Foxy at Ft. Lauderdale … Continue reading

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Bookmarking Each Day

I use my computer as my window on the world. Right from my desk, I can look in on various places in real-time, full-screen, high definition. The familiar tiny, postage-stamp views are disappearing as broadband becomes widely available and cheaper. … Continue reading

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The Garcias Got a New Car

The now-famous Buick TV commercial that was the subject of the May 2nd posting is filled with subtle political correctness that we can easily miss. The commercial opens with a young couple standing at their kitchen window, saying, “The Garcias … Continue reading

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Dealing With Grief

When our infant daughter died unexpectedly many years ago, I was overwhelmed with grief. It came in waves, not as swells gently rising and falling, but crashing, knock-down breakers slamming me suddenly from behind. Out of the blue, I would … Continue reading

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Apology by Plato

Okay, I admit the photo in the previous posting was too obscure.  I apologize that you never took Philosophy 101 and did not understand the reference.  I accept full responsibility.  It is of Plato who wrote the Apology, so it … Continue reading

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I Take Full Responsibility

“I’m Sorry You Were Offended” by Barton Swaim. The Wall Street Journal, 6/17/2014. How many times have we heard a bureaucrat, usually a member of the President’s cabinet, say, “I take full responsibility for . . . [the momentous screw … Continue reading

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