“The Golden Girls”: With Friends Like These

“I’m much too young to feel this damn old.” — Garth Brooks “Sonny Bono, get off my lanai.” —Blanche Devereaux Last week, I bought a miniskirt for the first time in almost 20 years. (And for 30% off. Thanks, Madewell!) I bought it because I’ve been thinking a lot about the past, and unlike the… Continue reading “The Golden Girls”: With Friends Like These

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“Catch-22”: Straighten Up and Fly Right

Milo: If I could take one of the planes this afternoon, I'd like to get this material over to Alexandria. There's huge cotton crop this year. Colonel Cathcart: Cotton? Milo: Yes, sir. Cotton is a particularly liquid commodity. Colonel Cathcart: How much? Milo: We'll trade for it, sir. Colonel Cathcart: With what? Milo: Silk! 4,000… Continue reading “Catch-22”: Straighten Up and Fly Right

“Chernobyl”: Going Nuclear

"What is the cost of lies?" --Jared Harris as Valery Legasov "Nobody speak, nobody get choked." --DJ Shadow feat. Run the Jewels I'm writing this around 12:30 at night. It's late, but not ridiculously late. Still an hour before the time of night when the Chernobyl disaster occurred, the startlingly simplistic 1:23:45, as if President… Continue reading “Chernobyl”: Going Nuclear