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Mad Men finale conversation coming soon

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Hello faithful readers,

Natalie is still hiking the Camino and I have just embarked on a three state, three country summer vacation that is less likely to prove spiritually fulfilling but is definitely keeping me away from my regular TV routine. I have yet to watch the season finale ofMad Men (no spoilers please!). I hope to make it to a DVR holding the anticipated episode within the next day or two and look forward to starting a conversation here soon. Check back later this week and join in!

from the road,


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June 11, 2012 at 6:33 pm

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Why couldn’t Lane start over?

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Dear Readers,

It may not have been a long fall out a window or down an empty elevator shaft, but the allusions to untimely death and suicide were not misplaced or misleading. Farewell, Lane Pryce, and may you rest in peace. I suppose on some level Lane’s death makes sense of the last few weeks and the man as we’ve come to know him: profoundly invested in his ability to steer the ship (of his life, of the company) and mortally fearful of emasculating humiliation. When he breaks down with Don and says he can’t go back to England, I mostly thought of his father and presumably other men like him in Lane’s life for whom this humiliation would be worse than death. But is Lane right? Need it be so bad? Why can’t he take Don’s advice to start over, think of an elegant exit? Read the rest of this entry »

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June 5, 2012 at 2:25 pm