"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Monday, December 10, 2012

Girl of the Dey (Pun Intended)

For people of a certain age, the Partridge Family was the bad soundtrack of our early teenage years.   The star, of course, was David Cassidy; it's hard to overstate what an enormous star he was in the early 1970s, easily bigger than Justin Bieber is now.   His "sister" on the show was played by Susan Dey, who later went on to star on L.A. Law.   She turns 60 today.   That's right, sixty.   Tempus fugit, as ever.   It is often mistranslated as "time flies"... but apparently its literal translation is "time flees."   So it does.

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