Monthly Archives: February 2013

Video Segments

A selection of video segments . . ..

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From December 2012 — History Lessons

Abraham Lincoln is as big as it gets. He is a towering figure in our country’s history. Perhaps more than anyone else, he shaped our modern democracy. His words are known by most of us and repeated by many. Now, … Continue reading

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Tony Kushner deserved better (Oscars 2013)

The Oscars are not an election. That’s been my mantra today. America did not reject Abraham Lincoln last night. And again, unlike an election, the identity of the Oscar winners has absolutely no impact on my life or that of … Continue reading

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One the weekend of the Oscars, last fall’s blog about the Emmys.

Last night, the Emmy Awards honored my two favorite television programs, Modern Family and Homeland. I have the deep impression that we (people) intersect with art (and I include television in my definition of “art”) to learn about ourselves. So, … Continue reading

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What the Pope’s decision teaches us about aging

http://cognoscenti.wbur.org/2013/02/19/benedict-xvi-josh-davis

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From September 2012 — Travels with Emerson

My oldest son likes drama.  When he was very young, he had horrible asthma.  Too many times, I’d look at him and worry that he was done breathing.  Always, with the care of doctors and emergency room nurses, he made … Continue reading

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From 11/15/2012 — Obama and Sorkin

I am an Aaron Sorkin fan.  I particularly like his two dramas focused on the American Presidency.  One, The American President, features Michael Douglas as President Andrew Shepherd.  The other, The West Wing, features Martin Sheen as President Josiah Bartlet.  Both men … Continue reading

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