Category Archives: Personal Kevane life

Lithuania in South Africa

I visited the museum today. Spooky to think that somewhere in South Africa are distant relatives of mine.  One of our grandmother’s uncles (something like that) emigrated here in the 1880s, along with 30,000 others from Kaunas. The Jewish Museum … Continue reading

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Yes, when it comes to Oscars, I am a hater

It always surprises me how on week days I run with an inequality-outraged, save-the-planet crowd, who the on weekends rush off to “Oscar parties” to unreflexively participate in… something.  That’s the thing: for me, the something is an envy-unhappiness-inducing corporate … Continue reading

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Now I really can go bankrupt in style

Henry Kevane’s (my brother!) firm announced that he has become a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. He will be inducted on March 13, 2015 in Washington DC.  From the American College of Bankruptcy website: Fellows are extended an … Continue reading

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Sarcastics United: Justice Scalia Is our Champion, Literally and Snootily

Justice Scalia might have a different objection. “I’m a snoot,” he once said.  “Snoots are those who are nit-pickers for the mot juste, for using a word precisely the way it should be used,” he explained.  Professor Hasen, on the … Continue reading

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Early 2015 reflection on childhood

Yesterday at some point I remembered that when I was a kid I used to have a recurring dream that I could fly.  The dream usually started with my standing in our driveway.  We had two very large trees next … Continue reading

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After grading, and after mother in hospital, time for holding your head high

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Why I generally detest Hollywood movies

Family and friends always ask me why I typically refuse to go to most Hollywood movie, why I sigh heavily when I am watching them, while I roll my eyes in the dark, why I have nothing to say after … Continue reading

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