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Ben Stein’s Diary
Ben Stein’s Diary
by | May 8, 2022

It’s Mother’s Day, 5/8/2022. To say the subject of motherhood is fraught in my life would be a gigantic understatement. For a large part of my childhood, I hated her, feared her, and wanted to run away from home. My…

by | May 2, 2022

Monday A bleak day. About 22 years ago, thanks to the kindness of my friend Andrew Golder, I was made a more or less permanent judge on the CBS Network show Star Search. There were three of us and then…

by | May 1, 2022

Sunday — May 1, 2022 I slept late today, partly because I was in a sort of shock. I had driven down to my house in Rancho Mirage to soak up some sun. I brought with me my dear pal,…

by | Apr 30, 2022

Friday I awakened and looked out my window. A hummingbird was flying around facing me and a jacaranda and overlooking my immense blue pool. There were palm trees and cedars of Lebanon. It was a small bit of heaven. There…

by | Apr 25, 2022

Monday This is a powerful day in the calendar, the emotional calendar, of Ben Stein. For many years now, Ivan Reitman has been one of the most powerful names in Hollywood. He had all of the Ghostbusters movies, Stripes, Animal…

by | Apr 23, 2022

Saturday I really am blessed. Day after day, the weather here in L.A. is fabulously beautiful. I am not sure why certain columnists hate L.A. My L.A. is paradise. I have a house in Beverly Hills and an immense swimming…

by | Apr 21, 2022

Thursday A few observations for you, my dear friends. We have just had some golden, uniquely perfect moments in the world of investing. The federal government drastically lowered interest rates to fight the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. We…

by | Apr 20, 2022

Wednesday What the heck is going on? In the incredibly brave Ukrainian people we have a nation which will fight to the last man, to the last bullet, for its freedom. We have seen so many people we have helped…

by | Apr 10, 2022

Friday Long ago and far away, when I was a third-year student at Yale Law School, one of my closest friends was a super genius named Duncan Kennedy. Duncan sat next to me in many classes and always had something…

by | Apr 7, 2022

One can improve one’s lot in life even in troubled times.

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