Category Archives: RIP

Borking may not be as fun in the afterlife

Somewhere in purgatory, I’m betting that Robert Bork wants to speak with Ted Kennedy and the feeling is not mutual. Here’s one vision of how that might go: Attired in scuba gear and standing beside a 1967 Oldsmobile Delmont 88 with … Continue reading

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John Wooden and what’s important

A man of great Christian faith and a great American passed in June of 2010, a few months shy of turning 100. The Christian in me was happy for his Judgment Day and much anticipated reunion wife his wife of … Continue reading

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Great Wealth and Business Collaborators – Of Camels and Needles

The death of Steve Jobs reminded me yet again about how not to measure greatness. Exhibits A & B: See Steve Wozniak and Pirates of Silicon Valley. Exhibit C: my blog post from April 2010 copied below. ======================================================= Bill Gates … Continue reading

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Mike González – In The Game

Mike González died about when I was graduating from the great Miami Senior High. His name was familiar to me growing up because my father would mention his accomplishments as a Cuban in MLB with pride, along with his namesake, … Continue reading

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Lyle Lovett and My Neighborhood Friends

I went to the funeral of the father of a great friend recently. Among the many people who came to pay their respects were about 10 guys from the neighborhood who had grown up together within a couple of years … Continue reading

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Benjamin Franklin – Not All Change Is Progress

Benjamin Franklin’s inscription on the tombstone of his parents. Josiah Franklin and Abiah his wife, lie here interred. They lived lovingly together in wedlock fifty-five years; and without an estate or any careful employment; by constant labor and honest industry, … Continue reading

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Baseball on the Radio

I had one of those busy nights last Tuesday. I was shuttling my kids, my Mom & Tia around from nightfall on. The next to next to last stop was to pick up a friend on our way to a … Continue reading

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Charlie Wilson’s War and Pat Hingle, RIP

Don’t read if you intend to see the movie, Charlie Wilson’s War. This Boston Globe editorial accurately summarizes a lesson which the creators of Charlie Wilson’s War attempt to make. Toward the end of “Charlie Wilson’s War,” a CIA officer … Continue reading

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Charlie Brown Meets the Luftwaffe Pilot

The title of this post sounds like an Oktoberfest cartoon. Not even close. I didn’t have to hunt for the obituaries today, the Miami Herald had the good sense to place Charlie Brown’s obituary– written by Charles Rabin–on the front … Continue reading

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Dying to Read Obituaries

I have an unmorbid interest in obituaries. How to summarize a life. God, they were my age! People who served as volunteers seem most content. One of the pleasures [and dangers] of living in the web age in the US–or … Continue reading

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