Monthly Archives: July 2013

Between Giggles and Tears

How does a doomer prepare for retirement? Between giggles and tears. Like the dutiful middle class people we are, we’ve been saving for retirement since we started working, practically. I’ve been hearing since the 1980’s that social security won’t be … Continue reading

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That band, it still plays

“The bitter truth was that AIDS did not just happen to America – it was allowed to happen by an array of institutions, all of which failed to perform their appropriate tasks to safeguard public health.” Randy Shilts, “And the … Continue reading

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Missing Mishigami

The older we get, whether we want to or not, we learn to say goodbye. I’ve lived in Michigan since I was four years old. We’ve lived on the southwestern side of the Lower Peninsula since 1960. I’ve always loved … Continue reading

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The Official Story

“History is written by the assassins,” says a student, sitting in a history class, taught by the protagonist of a 1983 Argentinian movie called The Official Story. It’s a good movie; it won the Oscar for best foreign film. It … Continue reading

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