Whether it’s NATO, NAFTA, or China, our man Trump shows it pays to disrupt

With its reliance on mercantilism and the use of artificial economic props, China was never in a strong position, and this year the Chinese stock market is down 25 percent, the yuan has dropped against world currencies, and there are defaults on corporate bonds. … More Whether it’s NATO, NAFTA, or China, our man Trump shows it pays to disrupt

The good kind of Hollywood shows up in a biography of Dinah Shore

After graduating from Vandy, she sold her camera collection in order to finance her first weeks, and went to New York to make it in show biz. While running through her funds–“There’d always been dollars in my pocket because Daddy put them there”–she teamed up with (metronomic?) accompanist-arranger-conductor Martin “Ticker” Freeman in a long-lasting professional relationship. … More The good kind of Hollywood shows up in a biography of Dinah Shore

Half Dome–an inspiration point for a flatlander in 1976

After my sophomore year at University of Nebraska at Omaha, and much against my father’s objections, I hitchhiked from Omaha to California to try out my new Raichle hiking boots. Were they better on granite than on campus concrete? Besides, after so much hullabaloo about Yosemite Valley in physical geography class, I had to find … More Half Dome–an inspiration point for a flatlander in 1976