HOW IMPOR-ANT IS THIS?

By | Culture, Random/Rants | 6 Comments

Add the mysterious case of the missing “t” to the growing and gloomy list of phenomena destined to further degrade American culture. We’re already surrendering the written word. Acronyms, abbreviations, letters and emojis now indiscriminately replace actual words. On the…

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MUSIC TO MY EARS

By | Music | 6 Comments

What does today’s music have in common with all the best of previous generations? Plenty, if you give it a listen. You’ll experience equal or better musicianship, songwriting and creativity. For example, here is my A-Z list of favorite artists…

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BERNAYS GOES TO BAT FOR THE BABE

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Influence. It’s a commodity sold by politicians. Bought by lobbyists. Peddled by advertisers. Succumbed to by consumers. And, perhaps most fruitful, when achieved by national heroes and, less obviously but certainly intentionally, professional public relations counsellors. Edward L. Bernays, the…

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