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The Actress Dead Zone

If you’re an actress, you already know you face a discriminatory dead zone between the ages of 30-60 years old in the movies and on television.  Some actresses, who truly care about their craft, turn to the live stage to help fill that 30-year career void.

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Stone Age Music in the Time of Bone Flutes

Music humanizes us and the need to make sounds beyond the confines of our throats is a basic, human, urge.  Thanks to a recent scholarly archaeological dig, we now have evidence of man-made bone flutes from the Stone Age. 

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Twitter into the Dark Ages

We are not tremendous fans of Twitter — mainly because we find 140-character Tweets the lowest form of contentless publication that pretends to have prescience — but now we must bite our tongues and bind our fingers as we realize the Golden Age of the Web is over as Twitter heralds the advent of the New Dark Ages.

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More Howard Stein Wisdom

My beloved mentor, Dr. Howard Stein of Columbia University in the City of New York, celebrated his 87th birthday on July 4, 2009, and in that celebration of his life, he shared his special wisdom with me.

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Lowering the Drinking Age to 18

There is a move afoot on some university campuses to lower the legal drinking age to 18 from 21.  We
fully support the effort — when we were in college the age to drink
was 18 — and having that legal limit sit at 21 now only indicates a
failed intention and false effort to curb college drinking.

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