Of Mice and Memories

So Mickey and Minnie Mouse can be manipulated, subverted, played with…made to remember things that never happened and, one imagines, made to forget things that did. Hmmm…were they married? Have kids? Just lovers…covering for one another? Who knows what memories they have or what memories we might give them? Endless if you think about it…or…

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A-List or THE List

When was the last time you were invited to The Party – I don’t mean A Party – I mean The Party. Semantics? I don’t think so… We all know A Party – promoted, teased, marketed – the idea being make the invitation seem exclusive and cool and then pack it full of people who…

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CTRL_ALT_DELETE

“Hey, how are you?” “Well…I’ve been to the doctor and I’m waiting on the results…my kid is having trouble with her teacher – can you imagine?…still looking for a job…did I tell you that my wife left me…and oh yeah, the air-conditioning broke down in my car and it’s hot….” Now tell me the truth…

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Democracy Isn’t About Voting

I can’t help it. It’s in my immigrant genes. I’m a sucker for the July 4th celebrations in the United States…always have been. And this year maybe more than ever…. The BBQs, the fireworks, yes…the sales too (I cannot tell a lie…), the beach…. Yet as I sit here on July 7th, writing and reflecting,…

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Try it…you’ll like it…

24/6. Full confession. I am unplugged one full 24-hour period a week. No email, no digital search, no social networking, no snackable content, no long-form digital anything…no Digibabble…. OFF. Nada. Nothing on, not even on airplane mode or offline status… Me – with an addict’s jones if one of my many devices isn’t within easy…

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