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[Me, and {the} US]

As a growing young man I used to listen, every Sunday morning on BBC Radio 4, to Alistair Cooke’s “Letter from America”.

I remember on one occasion he described how he wrote the fifteen minute talks. 180 more words

Me To Yous


We don’t know yet what the televising of the conventions will do to American politics, to elections, to the convention system itself. Some of us fear what one good demagogue with a fine voice and a rousing profile might do to the tyranny of popular government….

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US Politics


The most striking novelty of the American landscape today, to anyone who knows it pretty well, is a little box about as big as a prairie schoolhouse.

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Alistair Cooke

​A professional is someone who can do his best when he doesn’t feel like it. – Alistair Cooke


Being Profession-al

At the time of this writing, 2016 is coming to a close. The new year is already beckoning with aspirations of second chances and making changes. 426 more words

The Actor's Toolkit

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