Let It Go

At the few shows on U2’s current tour where they’ve played “Bad” — a song in which “let it go” is one of the key lines and ideas — Bono tells the audience something along the lines of, “This is a song about surrender. Whatever you’re holding onto, whatever you need to let go of […]

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Netflix on Your Hotel Remote Control

That’s the TV remote control that was in my hotel room recently on a business trip to San Jose. Right there near the top was a Netflix button — I’d never seen a remote like that. Have you? Is it new? Or maybe I’ve just not been staying in the right hotels? Anyway, pressing the […]

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Charles J. McGee, 1930-2015

(My dad died on February 5, 2015. I’ve been afraid to write this, but I need to.) Dear dad, I miss you. God, do I miss you. You were a super-sized presence in my life and it’s the strangest thing to realize that you’re not there anymore. I was thinking about something a couple nights […]

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My Life … in One Article

“You’re not an introvert! You speak in public all the time and do just fine.” “You’re not an introvert! You used to be on TV. How could you be an introvert and put yourself on camera five nights a week?” “You’re not an introvert! I’ve seen you out at parties or with friends and enjoying […]

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