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The day after I purchased a new car (discussed last podcast) but the day BEFORE I picked up that same car, I experienced a very long day.

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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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I entered my younger son in a contest to "Get Your Kid On The Cover" of a magazine.

In return, a children's modeling agency expressed some interest.

It was decided that he wasn't ready for such an experience.

But when his older brother was the same age, he underwent an even more difficult transition experience from school to school until the right educational setting was found.

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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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In 1988 Gart Hart was politically ruined not for having an affair, but for daring the media to find out and expose it as factual.

This past week, a GOP candidate for Congress in Montana physically assaulted a reporter, simply because he was angry about a question he was asked.

The main impetus behind this attack? The diminished respect for the media in the current political climate, as fiercely promoted by Mr. Trump.

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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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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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The MTA just enacted another fare hike.

There was immediate, understandable protest.

But this is a broken record and an indefensible system.

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