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Unions and the Made in America Challenge

February 27, 2011

ABC TV has just started a high profile news series related to the concept of Buying American – called the Made in America Challenge. It may become a PR success, but it will be an economic failure.  Where would Disney – the owner of ABC – get all of the items sold at its stores […]

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Get Up, Dogs

February 15, 2011

It feels like a scene out of a Jack London story, and that’s probably why they are doing it, right now. Dogs and dog drivers are braving 50 degrees below zero (actual temperatures – not wind chills), frostbite, unbelievable winds, sun, snow, mountains and the Yukon River. It’s the Yukon Quest Sled Dog Race – […]

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The Groundhog Day Blizzard

February 5, 2011

“…make the narrative a combined Diary and Autobiography.  In this way you have the vivid things of the present to make a contrast with memories of like things in the past, and these contrasts have a charm which is all their own.  No talent is required to make a combined Diary and Autobiography interesting.” Autobiography […]

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Ergo Sum

January 22, 2011

Look, I am not claiming supernatural powers. Its just that stuff happens.  It follows me around. And with no one else stepping forward to claim credit, I figure – why the heck not me. For instance,  my ever changing, adopted Sweet Home Chicago was recently crowned the Traffic Congestion King of America. Huzzah! And who […]

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The Most Prestigious Address in the World

October 15, 2010

The distinctive yellow of the taxis.  The tumble of people and languages on the streets. The smells of the sidewalk right after the late summer shower. A sensory bombardment of images and memories that could only occur in this one place. Every corner, if it hits me the right way, reminds me of my past.  […]

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The Cops Framed a Guilty Man

September 29, 2010

I spent many years as TV Journalist. From Fairbanks, Alaska to Los Angeles, California, and a few places in between. I have done hundreds, maybe thousands of stories. Covered some very big ones, and lots and lots of very small ones. And don’t think all the small stories happened in the small town of Fairbanks.  […]

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