Author Archives: Scott Smith

“You’d Be Perfect For This Position”

In the go-go 1990s, when everybody was in a rush to do something “internety,”  I got a call from a recruiter, who breathlessly starting describing  a position in the Chicago suburbs.  I told her I lived in the city,  was … Continue reading

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Twitless

Yesterday (1/10/2020) a couple of days after  president’s Twitter account was locked,  I saw a few posts claiming social media platforms suspending accounts, (aka private companies enforcing their own policies…admittedly arbitrarily..) is similar to Jim Crow laws. Well, gather around, … Continue reading

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White House Wheelchairs And Lungs of Iron

Nemesis “Finally the cataclysm began – the monstrous headache, the enfeebling  exhaustion, the severe nausea, the raging fever, the unbearable muscle ache, followed in another forty-eight hours by the paralysis.” That passage  is from Phillip Roth’s novel, “Nemesis” in which … Continue reading

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“That Stain Is On Our Soul”

As mentioned in the intro to this series, I woke up with a chip on my shoulder the morning following George Floyd’s death. I sat at my desk,  ready to pick a fight with Sanford, Florida, though I only lived … Continue reading

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