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Experience Matters. Except When it Doesn’t.

This morning I saw a billboard to re-elect Judge So-And-So because “Experience Matters.” I’m not so sure. Since the age of 20, for example, I’ve accumulated two decades of experience in walking. Am I a better walker than I was 20 years ago? Not that I can tell. I’m also […]

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These Pretzels Are Making Me Thirsty

I like to play games with my family at the dinner table. Sometimes it’s Mad Libs or the telephone game. Sometimes we make up our own. The latest is called “These Pretzels are Making Me Thirsty.” It’s based on a book I recently read called Actions: The Actors’ Thesaurus. Here’s […]

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Dick Dale

I’ve been performing since 1955. I’m going to have to keep performing till I die because I’m not going to die in some rocking chair with a big ol’ beer belly. Dick Dale (1937-2019)

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Speaking Under Correction

I’m currently reading The State of the Union: Essays in Social Criticism by Albert Jay Nock (1870-1945). When Nock offered an opinion on a subject with which he was unfamiliar, he’d preface it with the phrase, “I speak under correction.” This phrase, which seems to have peaked in popularity in […]