Monthly Archives: January 2002

Nondescript habiliments

Written on January 25, 2002 at 2:46 pm, by

The news media seem to love reasons. The stock market doesn’t just go up or down; it “reacts” to some military action or strike or weather condition. Sometimes it “ignores” a major news story. Elections, media pundits would have us believe, are won or lost based not on politics and character and record but on […]  More

Fighting hate

Written on January 24, 2002 at 2:45 pm, by

This is not the chronicle I had intended to write, and this is not when I had intended to write it. I had planned to send a happy piece about New York penguins yesterday. I didn’t get around to it. I didn’t get around to much yesterday except for one task. I made myself a […]  More

Radio, radio, radio

Written on January 17, 2002 at 2:43 pm, by

Randee Mia Berman presented one of her talents on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” yesterday. The segment is available on the NPR web site. It lasts five-and-a-half minutes. She sang what one of the hosts characterized as sounding like the Estonian national anthem. Then the audio was played back in reverse, and what came […]  More

od, entertainment, and tiger repellent

Written on January 12, 2002 at 3:47 pm, by

Due to a monetary crisis, Argentina has had quite a few presidents recently. This week, New Jersey is going through five governors (six in less than a year), but there’s no crisis of any sort — well, nothing NEW anyway. Normally, in that state, the governor-elect replaces the one in office a week after the […]  More

Food, entertainment, and tiger repellent

Written on January 12, 2002 at 2:42 pm, by

Due to a monetary crisis, Argentina has had quite a few presidents recently. This week, New Jersey is going through five governors (six in less than a year), but there’s no crisis of any sort — well, nothing NEW anyway. Normally, in that state, the governor-elect replaces the one in office a week after the […]  More

A new beginning

Written on January 6, 2002 at 2:41 pm, by

New Yorkers are a hearty bunch. There have been profiles in the local news media of the good-hearted (but shrinking) band who have been standing near the World Trade Center site and cheering all the rescue and recovery workers. It’s not surprising that people would want to cheer the rescuers; it IS surprising that they […]  More

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