Monthly Archives: December 2015

Winter Solstice 2016

If you can’t make it to Stonehenge today, toss a Yule log on the fire to ensure new year’s light.

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Recalling a Hemingway Moment

Across the River and Into the Trees (meditation/photo by RD)

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A Child’s First Conscious Christmas (reprise)

(Christmas Day, 2013) The car stopped in front of Ganma and Ganpa’s house. It was dark. Dada lifted me out of the car chair and set me on the snow. I walked to the house which had many lights on. … Continue reading

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The Great Bob/by Darin (1936-1973):

“I’ll be a long time sleepin’ when I’m gone.” Typical of how my life goes these daze: I’m in the van listening to an old CD of Bob (when he was influenced by Dylan) Darin (one which nobody in the world … Continue reading

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It does not get much more meaningless, absurd, and nuts than

a couple of dopes with a 13-year-old holding up two 24-7 convenience stores in the frozen North and killing two immigrants who escaped the hardships of their own countries to make a happy new life in Canada working for minimum … Continue reading

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Christmas Card from Grandson

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The perfect, magical Christmas children’s music remains

The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky. A nice complete version with Sleeping Beauty highlights available on Philips 2 CDs. Enjoy joy to satisfy the heart and soul of any Inner Child.

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Of Solstice Survival in the Frozen North

(highly recommended video and series; available from Acorn Media and WLIW New York) Always at this time of year, at the most frigid of times, I resort to imagination and healthful viewing to warm the cockles of mind, heart and … Continue reading

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Edm. S. Common, Thursday Aft.:

Gridlock. Madness. “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.” –Dante, The Inferno, The Divine Comedy

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Christmas Music and Movie Nostalgia

(two-thumbs-way-up; Christmas listening nostalgia; Universal Music/MCA CD) Every year at this time I break out my favorite Christmas CD–the diamond anniversary edition of Holiday Inn and White Christmas with songs by the great Irving Berlin. Warm memories of watching those … Continue reading

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