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Perspectives of time

You can’t move fast enough to keep up with the headlines these days. Still, a keen sense of the here-and-now never hurt anyone, especially in the marketing and advertising business. How about a new promotional campaign to draw tourists to the Lake Country? NO SHARKS, NO WORRIES. Fortunes have been made with less.

The sunshine boys

Normally the notebook ranks among the most important tools of the journalistic trade. But there are times when a shovel would be more useful.

Apocalypse rock

It’s a little strange that people would dismiss Hurricane Irene as a non-event after the storm swept up the East Coast this week and caused billions of dollars in property damage and claimed more than three dozen lives — including one here at home. The storm is blamed in the death of 67-year-old Brodnax resident James Blackwell, killed when a tree top fell on top of a car in which he was a passenger Saturday afternoon.

Apocalypse rock

Living through Tuesday’s earthquake (ha!) brought to mind a book I read a few years ago, “A Dangerous Place,” a terrific short volume on the history and future of California that is well worth picking up on Amazon (used paperbook price: $0.25) if you’re interested in a quick page turner. The author, Marc Reisner, was an accomplished environmental writer (he died young at 51) who spent a great deal of time pondering the sheer improbability of the Golden State, with its rogue’s gallery of schemers, dreamers and con artists. Their sprawling ambition combined with California’s staggering resources to give rise to one of the world’s great societies, notwithstanding whatever your opinion happens to be of Arnold Schwarzeneggar or Jerry Brown.

Rube tube

Back in 2002 during the run-up to the American invasion of Iraq, the chief of staff for the Bush White House at the time, Andy Card, offered a sage piece of advice for would-be pitchmen everywhere: “From a marketing point of view, you don’t introduce new products in August.”

Rube tube

Back in 2002 during the run-up to the American invasion of Iraq, the chief of staff for the Bush White House at the time, Andy Card, offered a sage piece of advice for would-be pitchmen: “From a marketing point of view, you don’t introduce new products in August.”

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