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by | Jun 24, 2022

I can recall our marriage day as if it were yesterday. I was nervous. As scared as I was when I bought my first house on Klingle Street, Northwest. I didn’t like the idea of being locked into any kind…

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 | Mar 8, 2022

I am writing this in a large but dreary hotel room in Orlando, Florida. I’m about to give a speech to a large group of retired people. These are well-to-do retired persons. That means they are smart. They have the…

by | Nov 28, 2021

Sunday Boo-hoo. Three days ago, I turned 77. That’s OLD. I keep trying to make a list of what I have learned, and here are a few of the key items I have soaked up. It is great to be…

by | Jul 7, 2020

Monday A horrible day. I was up a large part of the night with an upset stomach. I am pretty sure it was from eating over-spiced fillet of sole. My fault, because I seasoned it and sautéed it. But at…

by | Jul 3, 2020

No one likes a glum Gus in a foxhole. As the bullets fly in America’s cities, monuments get defaced, and property is destroyed, the pandemic living room is turning into a panic room. Americans, hunkered down and afraid, try to…

by | Jun 23, 2020

I have known Jimmy Kimmel man and boy for 25 years since he started in TV as my co-host on Win Ben Stein’s Money. I have known him as colleague, friend, TV star, and human rights advocate. There is no…

by | May 9, 2020

Friday The shutdown goes on and on. But to tell the truth, I am so depressed by it that it hardly matters anymore. Outside the walls of my house in Beverly Hills, it’s just like “1984.” As some smart person…

by | Apr 6, 2020

Sunday. Yesterday I had a long telecon with a close friend of 78. She was getting ready for her Passover feast and told me in great detail about how much work it would be for her. “Well,” I interrupted her,…

by | Nov 12, 2019

Ben Stein received the John Von Kannon Service to the Cause Award at The American Spectator’s 52nd annual Robert L. Bartley Gala on November 7, 2019. “Ben has been writing for The American Spectator since well before I joined it,” American Spectator editorial director…

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