Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Biggest Kick of All

The best stuff was what had been imagined/imaginative possibilities/what had been dreamed, and then made to happen/created/come true/ and often pleasurably shared.

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It hasn’t been difficult these past 13 years to be

a free spirit and totally my own person. Why be anyone else, as Oscar Wilde said.

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Arising from a pleasurable morning,

the thought that you can’t control a lot of things and situations. And that you, likewise, can’t control a lot of what others, in particular individuals, do. And that’s just the way it is. At best, you can only do … Continue reading

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A Nice Teacher I Worked with Died in Her 50s Today

and was still working when she got ill. Not my choice. I retired early/as soon as I could at 52. Freedom 52, indeed. It was not my choice to drop dead in a school hallway or to suddenly get stricken … Continue reading

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Monday, Monday

(space station in flight taken by my daughter from her bedroom window Monday evening; the day started with her at 6:30 am and ended with this e-mail pic after 10:15 pm.) (Safe Read-Only site–ignore any security warnings when opening pix.) … Continue reading

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As predicted so long ago (1964) by Paul Simon

And the people bowed and prayed, To the neon god they made, And the sign flashed out its warning, In the words that it was forming, And the sign said “The words of the prophets are written on the subway … Continue reading

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Alexander Pope

(‘safe’, ‘hidden’ ceramic ducky awaits return of grandson) “There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit.”

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Here’s How Much the 40% Netflix Subscribers Miss

Netflix Canada: 3,663 titles, many of them TV Leonard Maltin’s 2012 Movie Guide records: 17,000 entries (all film) So Netflix subscribers easily miss 13,337+ possible films–many of them truly entertaining, uncoarse, unviolent, classic, well-acted, well-written, well-directed, and great. (Some further … Continue reading

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Of Love and Soul/s: Excerpts from John Donne’s “The Extasie”

Our souls (which to advance their state Were gone out) hung ‘twixt her and me. ************** If any, so by love refined That the soul’s language understood, And by good we were grown all mind Within convenient distance stood *********** … Continue reading

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“There is nothing quite so real

as the best things you have done or accomplished, the free-est gifts of self you have accepted and bestowed, and the maximum closeness and intimacy you have actually experienced.“–Richard Davies

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