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Future Shock

Many years ago, I read a book entitled Future Shock. The title referred to the experience of culture shock within one’s own culture. Future shock hadn’t happened yet, its author argued, but it was coming. And now? Many people, perhaps … Continue reading

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How Will We Remember 2021?

Most years don’t develop a “brand” until people have had a while to look back on them. Some are marked by positive events: 1945 (the end of World War II), 1964 (the Civil Rights Act and music –“the British Invasion”), … Continue reading

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When Will This Damndemic End?

Springtime for Hitler from the Broadway musical The Producers It was the first professional theatre production I ever saw. I was 13, and mad about acting. So Mom bought me season tickets for a new playhouse not far from Disneyland. … Continue reading

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What Should We Do With All These Masks?

For over a year, we’ve kept a pile of face masks on our kitchen counter, ready to grab one on the way out the door. Just as Narnia is a world where “it’s always winter, but never Christmas,” ours is … Continue reading

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Hilarious Yearbook Quotes

The end of the school year is upon us. And you know what that means: High School Yearbooks! Oh, sure, there’s been this pesky little pandemic thing, but did that ever stop a teenager from getting in the last word? … Continue reading

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Living Unafraid

Originally posted on Diary of a Quadriplegic:
Like some of you, I have experienced anxiety and feelings of isolation for the last several months. The pandemic, the political unrest, and other issues facing our world have caused an uneasiness and…

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2021: So Far…

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Change

“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The realist adjusts the sails.” ~William Arthur Ward Stormy Sea at Night, 1849, by Ivan Aivazovsky (Pavlovsk Palace, Saint Petersburg) Thought for the Week Some years the world barely … Continue reading

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Democracy

“Efficient” Synonyms: Competent, Decisive, Organized Antonyms: See Democracy “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others that have been tried.” ~Winston Churchill Democracy Can’t live with it Wouldn’t want to live without it

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Our Autumn Getaway

Sometimes you need to visit the past to face the present. My wife and I love doing location-scouting daytrips for future films. They give us an opportunity to be together while exploring our adopted region. For the last several years … Continue reading

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