Monthly Archives: July 2014

Joy

I wish you roses in the spring                                                                                     Fledglings on the wing                                                                                                  Fireflies that sing your name –Janis Ian, “Joy”

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Manhattan Murder Mystery

One of Woody’s best from 1993–a very funny, entertaining crime story. Also one of his and Keaton’s best films–they are/were the funniest male-female comedy team of all time with Love and Death, Sleeper, Annie Hall, Play It Again Sam, and … Continue reading

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Take Five

(signed photo of one of my musical heroes and influences–the late, great Dave Brubeck) No less than the great Woody Allen well understands the power of music and its role in contextualizing and underscoring the scenes and movies of our … Continue reading

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Groovin’

I can’t imagine anything that’s better The world is ours whenever we’re together… Life would be ecstasy, you and me endlessly… –from “Groovin’” by The Rascals (Felix Cavaliere & Eddie Brigati)

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Early Reading

For a long time in the mid-’50s, pop culture had its way with me and I would occasionally have a children’s book or comic given to me. I read the more cartoon-based ones such as Mickey Mouse ‘Giants’–memorably there was … Continue reading

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A Favourite Classic Image

1969, store window image, 101 Street, Edmonton. My wife–then fiancé, and I used to pass by it and it struck me then as expressing ultimate truths about feminine beauty and the perspective of death. The original famous optical illusion drawing, “All Is Vanity”, … Continue reading

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Far from the Madding Crowd

There are, of course, those basic life choices, often narrowing down to the following continuum: Living from inside_____________________________________Living by/in exteriors The exterior life is largely connected with the world of work and nonstop socialization. In it, we often wear social masks … Continue reading

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Bike Rider

Every spring I resume riding my fendered 6-speed Raleigh Oasis and continue into the fall. I have been doing this since I bought the bike in the mid-’80s. I can remember riding it into December, a couple of weeks from Xmas … Continue reading

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The Greatness of Bruce

And there’s a laugh hanging in the air And there’s no desperation anywhere… And you’re limned in light, golden and thin Looks to me like you’re lit up from within… And look how far the light came Look how far … Continue reading

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Darkness Passing

As surely as we die the magpies will return to eat the robin’s eggs and baby birds. No one will stop it. No one else will close the gate or water what’s left of the garden, too. Non-presence as final … Continue reading

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