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Roses for the Living

You and I are aware of the superficial motives we have for the things we do, but only rarely do we consider the deeper motives that hide behind the superficial ones. Pennie and I have been discussing the future and how it revolves around you. Yes, you. Today, July 8, 2013, is the vortex of &hellip Continue reading »

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The World’s Ugliest Website And the People Behind It

In the world of bricks-and-mortar, 1. a spectacular building, 2. good signage and 3. an excellent location are the best advertising money can buy. In the binary world where Ones are bricks and Zeroes are mortar, 1. your website is your building, 2. your masthead is your signage and 3. your domain name is your &hellip Continue reading »

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College Isn’t for Everyone

The smartest thing I ever did was drop out of college on the second day. What I wanted to learn, they couldn’t teach me, so I left to figure it out on my own. That was 37 years ago. A number of years later I wrote a series of New York Times and Wall Street &hellip Continue reading »

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Time is a Solvent

An auction house is an island of cast-offs and misfits where the rejected and broken feel finally at home. I am speaking of the merchandise, of course, not of the people. Perhaps I am speaking of the people, as well. From the age of 18, Pennie and I have searched for buried treasure in auction &hellip Continue reading »

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2013: When the Tribe Becomes a Gang

Every “Me” cycle in society begins with: 1. a beautiful dream of freedom from restraint 2. a hunger for self-expression 3. a search for individuality Our last “Me” cycle began in 1963 and reached its zenith in 1983 when freedom from restraint had evolved into conspicuous consumption and individuality was being “self-expressed” through costumes, big &hellip Continue reading »

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Tigers Do Not Purr

A Look at Choices and Consequences You wrestle with lions daily. Lions are powers outside yourself:┬ácircumstance and serendipity, fate and phenomenon, bad luck and good. A lion can oppose or assist you. It can be your enemy or friend. A gang of lions is called a pride. Interesting. Unlike lions, tigers are solitary. Your tiger &hellip Continue reading »

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How Jack Became a Dull Boy

Jack became dull when he failed to free the beagle in his brain. You let your beagle romp and play, don’t you? Don’t you? The beagle in your brain connects nonlinear events – think of these events as a collection of dots – to reveal fantastic patterns. Intuition. Humor. Leap of Faith. These are just &hellip Continue reading »

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Silent No Longer

Warning Today’s Memo is Highly Controversial and I Do Not Pretend to be Objective I can be silent no longer. I am prejudiced concerning Jews. But my prejudice is not against them. I am prejudiced in their favor. Tulsa, Oklahoma – 1978: 20 year-old me is in need of a car. I dream of a &hellip Continue reading »

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Executive Summary on the Middle East

Attributed to comedian Dennis Miller, but actually written by comedian LARRY Miller of L.A. A brief overview of the situation is always valuable, so as a service to all Americans who still don’t get it, I now offer you the story of the Middle East in just a few paragraphs, which is all you really &hellip Continue reading »

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Do You Have a Book in You?

One by one, ten men and Holly Buchanan had risen to tell us their names and a little about themselves. Now it was time for the distinguished, older gentleman in the back row to stand and do the same. “My name is Keith Miller and after listening to each of you tell a little about &hellip Continue reading »

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