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The most interesting man I ever met

Malcolm Muggeridge was a friend of mine, from the day we met over tea at the Huntington Sheraton in Pasadena in 1965, until the day he died, Nov. 14, 1990 – 24 years ago today.

November 13, 2014

Desmond Tutu: ‘They are lickspittle’

During a recent trip to southern Africa, Linda and I read the above headline in the “Cape Times,” the dominant daily newspaper in lovely Cape Town, South Africa.

November 12, 2014

Are you the toast of your meetings?

I’m giving a 10-minute talk at Toastmasters in New York City tomorrow night. Subject? Humor — what it is, how to create it and how to use it.

November 12, 2014

Big Truthy is watching (some of) you

This week, President Obama launched a prominent social media campaign on behalf of net neutrality and urged the FCC to "keep the Internet free and open."

November 12, 2014

Replacing Boxer could be first race of a new era

This year’s election is over, and the main Nov. 4 result in California was not the least bit surprising: Four more years of Gov. Jerry Brown working with a Democratic-dominated Legislature.

November 11, 2014

Some fond hopes for a new councilmember

The midterm election campaign is over. Some vote counting may continue, but the robocalls, radio and television advertisements and the canvassing that had people annoying other people on an almost daily basis is finished, at least for several months.

November 11, 2014
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