Tag Archives: Life

Look What They’ve Done to My Song, Ma.

They’re tearing down the junior high where I went to school in the early ‘70s.  My senior high school, which I graduated from in 1976, is now a community and (appropriately) senior center. I don’t miss them. I learned a … Continue reading

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The Invisibility of White Privilege

(Parts of this post were published on groupthink.kinja.com some weeks ago.) I was in New Haven a month or so ago and it was 87F and humid. I had to dress up because I was going to an event in … Continue reading

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I Sing the Body Electric

In 1980, I saw the movie Fame with a friend of mine.  It was a rainy fall evening in downtown Minneapolis, somewhere in one of the huge old theaters on Hennepin Avenue.  My friend, a Romanian émigré I had met … Continue reading

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Mothers Day/Fathers Day

If you had told me, a year ago, that I would not be celebrating Mothers Day this year, I would likely have scoffed.  It’s true, my mother was then 94, and it’s true, she had experienced a couple of health … Continue reading

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Places I Remember (part X of N): SPBS

Company Logo for St. Paul Book and Stationery   When T and I met, one of the things that I knew guaranteed that we would be in love forever was the fact that we had the same kind of enthusiasms.  … Continue reading

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Stuff and Nonsense

My father is thinking a lot about dying these days. That’s not unreasonable, since he suffers from ALS with a poor prognosis, and since my mom passed away at the beginning of November. So my brother and I have been … Continue reading

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Labeling Theory

I’ve written before about branding.  You know that I think it’s kind of a weird thing.  But I’ve seen a new version of it over the past couple of years, and it troubles me because it seems to indicate that … Continue reading

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