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In Memoriam: Kevin Spacey’s Career 1986-2017

Our memory of Kevin (reprobate) Spacey’s career deserves better. Not the person, but the career. When Louis C.K.’s career ended because of accusations of sordid behavior, several major-site writers rushed to memorialize him – hurried to tell us what Louis C.K. meant. Of course caveats and qualifiers were in full effect, but there was a heartfelt sincerity to these requiems. Kevin (asshole) Spacey’s career ended the week before C.K.’s because of some other accusations of sordid behavior. Why hasn’t Spacey’s career
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Autism

BIP4DMSR

I have been meaning to write a post-IEP-mortem. We and his school team agreed to meet again in December; I’ll have more then. Right now, the most important thing to report is his new Behavior Intervention Plan. I’m happy with this; my only question is why didn’t we have this before? I think one answer is that we DID have it before, at least informally. But the formal is good, because it means they’re taking his tantrums more seriously. I consider that pivot a
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Populism

Reformation @ 500, Revolution @ 100, Renewed Republicans @ 1

    This week marks at least three significant anniversaries of world history: the quincentennial of Martin Luther nailing his 95 Theses to the door of a German church, the centennial of the Bolshevik Revolution, and the one-year anniversary of the election to the U.S. Presidency of Donald Trump. Despite the calendar confluence, I haven’t seen writers discussing these three epochal events together. I’d argue that they have crucial aspects in common, and that we glean insights by seeing the current
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To the Future

The War for Mars United, Chapter 39: In This Temple

SIX MONTHS LATER Prime Minister Norine Maciel sipped her red wine. A lovely vintage. Whatever else you wanted to say about Mars’ weather, the prolonged seasons helped the vino. Pablo had escorted Julia and the grandkids into the little temple, leaving Norine alone at the picnic blanket. Unless you counted the little Mars ants. Actually, Norine didn’t find ants as strange as looking at foods without McPepsanto logos, or any logos at all. Martina’s birthday was next week, but Norine
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