Everything I Need To Know About The Recession

I (Should) Have Learned From My Parents

Curtis Hagedorn

Curtis Hagedorn
Brooklyn, New York, USA
March 18


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OCTOBER 23, 2011 1:23PM

We Are The Job Creators


 What’s wrong with this picture?  Whoever created it thinks it’s a big “BURN!” on the OWS protestors, but they have it exactly wrong.  It unwittingly points out specifically what the protestors are protesting about.  They’re not ag/… Read full post »

"Joan Crawford's nude videos to be revealed." 

The headline jumped out at me from the pages of the Huffington Post because (being an editorial accuracy geek) my immediate reaction was: "wouldn't those be films, not videos?" 

I then pondered the moment in time when Joan Crawford might… Read full post »

I went through a period around 2001 where I watched The Today Show every morning.   So I was sitting on my bed in my studio apartment in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York City, when Katie Couric said something like 'a small plane has crashed into the World Trade Center.'  I immediately… Read full post »

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SEPTEMBER 8, 2011 4:14AM


My mom, who's 91, has taken to responding to any news about the economy with "I lived through one Depression, I don't want to have to live through another one."  This is my mother's version of being "on edge." Another exchange we've been having on a variety of subjects since I was… Read full post »

AUGUST 27, 2011 11:58AM

Who Run the World? (Girls)

In the coming election year, let's make a genuinely radical change.  No, I mean really.  No one believes there's any substantial difference between the parties anymore -- change isn't going to come from any of those guys anytime soon.  So let's not make El… Read full post »

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AUGUST 22, 2011 1:58PM

Life After Quitting, More or Less

"Winners never quit and quitters never win." 

Most of us were originally taught that less-than-nuanced version of the consequences of quitting, probably under the same assumption that we were led to believe in Santa Claus -- that there's plenty of time to discover life'… Read full post »

AUGUST 17, 2011 2:21PM

First Post

This post, my first, is to honor the Good Samaritan who returned my cell phone after I left it in a cab on the way out for drinks after seeing the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of As You Like It at the Park Avenue Armory this past Sunday.  Phew!  "Ripeness is all,"… Read full post »