Monthly Archives: November 2016

Holiday Blues

My mother suffered from depression and was a pharmaceutical drug addict. I say this without rancor, and I can also attest to the fact that my father was a classic enabler before that word was coined. In those days, it … Continue reading

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Le Jour de Merci Donnant

For decades prior to his death, Art Buchwald’s column Explaining Thanksgiving to the French ran in The Washington Post on Thanksgiving Day. The Post no longer carries it,  so here it is. This confidential column was leaked to me by a high government official in … Continue reading

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News from America

Two weeks later, it still feels unreal. My stomach has not settled down, and every time I tell myself not to panic, a headline punches my fear buttons. The photos of Trump proliferate, always the same strange orange grin, the … Continue reading

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Fright

Here are the choices for today. I can play a recently discovered version of online Mahjong until this evening when I meet with friends and maybe play some music. I wrote a couple of new songs and want to try … Continue reading

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Friends

This is not about Trump. I’m still reeling and my stomach hurts. I have to write about something else. This is about friendships. When I was 17, my best friend was Bruno, the first guy I ever met who regularly … Continue reading

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