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Ben Stein’s Diary
Ben Stein’s Diary
by | Feb 1, 2023

Sunday My slightly late 2023 New Year’s resolutions, starting with deep gratitude that I am an American… My wife is my link to the heavens and to God. If she exists, all is well. No matter what she does, I…

by | Jan 29, 2023

As you kind people know, I have been writing about the moronic ban on fracking that Mr. Biden promised to impose on our nation almost the moment he was inaugurated. This measure would have cut domestic oil and gas production…

by | Jan 18, 2023

Dear classmates, Old age is not as great as you might have thought it would be. I had what is mockingly called a “complete knee transplant” on Dec. 1, 2022. The patient (yours truly) awakened from an excruciating spinal to…

by | Jan 17, 2023

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 2023 — It’s a dreary, cold day here in glorious LA. I am still suffering terribly from my “complete knee replacement.” But I have my wifey next to me in bed all day. Wifey and…

by | Jan 11, 2023

It’s Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. It’s been raining like mad insanity for about a week now and this follows several weeks of occasional rain. It was predicted for years that we in Sunny Cal were in for a Thousand Year…

by | Jan 4, 2023

Here comes a bit more wisdom from your humble servant. Love is the most important thing in the world. It is the sunshine that illuminates the earth. It makes the sad happy. It improves health. It makes us want to…

by | Jan 1, 2023

Sunday — The first day of the year. 2022 was a devastating year. The horribly sudden death of my dear pal, Aram Bakshian, as fine a man as I have ever known. Next door neighbor at the EOB (part of the…

by | Nov 26, 2022

This is Saturday. My 78th birthday was yesterday, November 25, 2022. I am so blessed to be celebrating it in America, in Beverly Hills, in bed with my Big Wifey, and with my pals, I just cannot adequately express it….

by | Nov 20, 2022

Saturday — It’s a perfect day here in Beverly Hills. Blue skies. Light breeze. My pool is at 89 degrees. That’s the temperature I like. I learned that from Richard Nixon. He invited my father, mother, and me to Camp David…

by | Nov 15, 2022

Sunday. Here I am in Greenville, South Carolina, at the Westin Poinsett. I’m here for the wedding of my son, Tommy, to his fiancée Bri. They’re both in their mid-30s. She works hard as a caregiver for a “special needs”…

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