BLONDE GOES BACK TO WORK AFTER 30 YEARS

I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry. (And she appears to be brunette, actually.) But it’s just four seconds.

MORE INAUGURAL SNAPS

Yesterday’s were nice, but this one lets you zoom in from the sky and see faces.

A BORN AGAIN AMERICAN

What a country. Listen to the song; then listen to my hero Norman Lear explain what it’s all about.

BAD NEWS / GOOD NEWS

The bad news is that the next 10 or 20 years are likely to be tough for the economy, just as the 10 or 20 following Vietnam were. Only worse, because we have less wiggle room.

The good news is that in many ways the future remains bright. Yes, on average, the car you drive and the house you live in will be smaller – but both will be safer and more energy efficient; the car will park itself if you ask it to, and the house will respond to your commands. You’ll say, “Turn down the lights a little,” and the lights will dim . . . you’ll say, “Show me the Seinfeld where George goes on a date with Marisa Tomei,” and up it will come.

Luxuries that involve physical resources or energy will be harder to afford (50 years from now, energy may be all but free), but tech-driven marvels should become ever more accessible. And did I mention that we may live forever? Yes I did – and surprisingly few of you seem interested. But okay, what about this: Remaining in good health into your 90s – playing tennis at 90 – and then, eventually, when you do go, going quietly in your sleep. Does that grab you? Did you watch it on “60 Minutes” Sunday?

 

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