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This week I bought my first new car in 30 years.

I've got a whole history of vehicles, and for the first time in several years, I'm going to recount them.

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I just finished a slow binge watch of Netflix's GLOW series.

Now I'm on an even slower binge watch of Showtime's revival of TWIN PEAKS.

Whether or not you binge, what's key is that you enjoy the way you watch your programming.

 

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We just passed the Fourth of July holiday.

I did not see fireworks this year, but that's been the rule since my kids were born.

If I see fireworks, it generally entails a babysitter and lots of extra planning.

 

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"Getting off on a technicality" is the legal term for finding and exploiting a loophole in your opponent's defense or prosecution case.

You want to successfully put doubt in the mind of the judge or the jury about some small, trivial detail. At that point, the rest of the case becomes a matter of "Well, that one thing was wrong, so how do you know everything else isn't wrong?"

That's the strategy that the Trump administration uses with the press. It hasn't been working (except with the far right who keep screaming "Fake News"). But they keep at it. Because at this point, it's the only argument that they can occasionally win.

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When I was in college, I worked in a movie theater.

I've talked about the experience before, but not the racism overtone that pervaded the place.

There was also sexism and age discrimination.

But it's the racism I want to tackle this time out.

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Last week I coached my first little league game.

Last week they didn't schedule a coaches meeting until 36 hours before the start of the season.

Last week it also rained quite a bit.

Last Saturday was interesting.

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This weekend I start my career with a new title, that of "Coach."

There are many titles we can gain over a lifetime and I discuss quite a few of them.

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It was my birthday this past week. Thanks for asking.

I spent the day with my sons, and reflected on how I chose the activities we embarked upon.

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I figured out that I've driven 7 cars regularly over the past 36 years of being a licensed driver.

And they have all been made by two manufacturers!

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Back in the day.... there were video stores. Quentin Tarantino worked in one.

Then Blockbuster Video came and wrecked that business model (not to mention the basis for one of my film scripts).

What happened next was the advent of Netflix and film mailers. Which ultimately became a venue for video streaming services.

The goal is the same: Charge people to watch product on a device. The technology is what has evolved and changed the industry.

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