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About danielbotnick

Ancient sage – arch conservative – trifle daft – old retailer – old designer – old social activist. Seen lots, done lots; happy to offer the fruits of my blissfully ignorant experiences.

America’s Power Is Under Threat

The Metcalf incident is a reminder of our greatest vulnerability By PEGGY NOONAN in the Wall Street Journal, Feb. 7, 2014 Welcome to my obsession. It is electricity. It makes everything run—the phone, the web, the TV, the radio, all the … Continue reading

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Willy Loman

I received an email today. In it I was asked if I remembered a certain salesman who used to call on our family’s business. The fellow in question was identified only by the firm for which he worked. I remembered … Continue reading

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Lyndon Baines Johnson was one of our last courageous presidents.

   There have been quite a few in my lifetime: FDR, who ran a world war from a wheel chair and Harry S Truman, who ended the war with a bang. Eisenhower came back from the war and warned of … Continue reading

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