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Entries by Michael Sigman from 01/2013

12 Things About Steak, Social Security and God

| Posted 01.08.2013 | Comedy

Some steak-of-the-art snobs say that the mere ordering of steak in a restaurant is an art form. Others apply the term "art" to proper grilling. That's overkill. But we can all agree not to emulate my friend's request that a waiter serve his steak tartar "medium rare."

Elvis Is Everywhere -- Still

| Posted 01.20.2013 | Fifty

I never met Elvis, but sometimes it seems that the sentiment in Mojo Nixon's anthem -- "Elvis is everywhere / Elvis is everything / Elvis is everybody / Elvis is still the King" -- remains as true as ever.

The Quiet Heroism of 'Right Living'

| Posted 01.25.2013 | Healthy Living

Quietly going about one's business -- putting in time as an IRS agent, serving in the army, working toward winning the Heisman or performing small acts of kindness for their own sake -- is a noble and satisfying pursuit. Far easier said than done, but surely not impossible.

McCain's Straight Talk Assessed

| Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

Earlier in his career, McCain seemed like a man on his way to becoming a rightly celebrated nonconformist. I don't know which is the more depressing prospect -- that John McCain lost his soul along the way or that he never really had one.