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Laughs Abound

Eleven year old Jeff Greenaway is in love and on the loose in Manhattan circa 1962.
This book will crack you up.
For adults.

Sheer antic delight” — Remsen Pilchard


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Archive | November, 2009

Wickedness Abides

“While Dubai is not big enough to set off financial
repercussions outside the Middle East, the main fear is that investors could
flee risky markets all at once in search of safer havens for their money.”  — The NYT, Vikas

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KunstlerCast #90: The Demise of Happy Motoring

Cruising Toward Collapse with a Stunning Stupidity

Released: Nov. 26, 2009.

Happy MotoringJames Howard Kunstler believes that the Happy Motoring project is running out of time. Peak Oil and problems with alternative energy aren’t the only issues facing future motorists. He …

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Courting Convulsion

     How infantile is American society?  Last night’s CBS “Business Update” (in the midst of its “60 Minutes” program) featured three items: 1.) The New Moon teen vampire movie led the weekend box-office receipts; 2.) Cadbury shares hit an all-time

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KunstlerCast #89: Everyday Architecture

Empty Gestures, Darth Vader Windows & Porches for Leprechauns

Released: Nov. 19, 2009.

James Howard Kunstler thinks that most modern buildings are not really architecture, they’re just manufactured boxes. Whether it’s suburban houses, or retail stores, the buildings of our …

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The Fate of the Yeast People

    Every time I do a Q and A after a college lecture, somebody says (with a fanfare of indignation) – so as to reveal their own brilliance in contrast to my foolishness – “You haven’t said anything about overpopulation!” …

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KunstlerCast #88: In General

The Role of Generalists in a Hyper-Specialist Society

Released: Nov. 12, 2009.

James Howard Kunstler speaks about the role of generalists in a world of hyper specialists. Although hyper-specialists are experts in their narrow fields, their work is often disregardful …

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Dreams Die Hard

     In The Long Emergency (2005, Atlantic Monthly Press), I said that we ought to expect the federal government to become increasingly impotent and ineffectual – that this would be a hallmark of the times.  In fact, I said

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KunstlerCast #87: Boston

Where Gentrification is a Good Thing

Released: Nov. 5, 2009.

James Howard Kunstler thinks Boston is one of the few healthy major cities left in the U.S. He says gentrification has been a good thing for the city. He is …

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Introduction To James Mccommon’s New Book: “Waiting On A Train”

Introduction To James Mccommon’s New Book: “Waiting On A Train

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Thinking the Unthinkable

     A side-trip to the local mall – where else to buy ammo around here? – evinced an epic struggle for supremacy of the chain stores between the Great Pumpkin and Santa Claus, with both fat-assed icons trying to …
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