Monthly Archives: January 2016

Waterton Wide, 2000ish (shot with disposable camera)

Buffalo on way into Waterton Prince of Wales hotel seen from lake cruise

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Ernest Hemingway Quote:

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”

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Legendary Songwriter-Performers: Ian and Sylvia Tyson

(Vanguard, 1965; photo: Paul Rockett, design: Jules Halfant) (So Much for Dreaming –closeup/excerpt of jacket, Vanguard, 1967; authentic, rare flatsigned cover: “Sylvia” to left of Ian’s head, “Ian Tyson” on his neck; photo: Philippe Halsman) (MGM, 1967;) (left: Columbia, 1967; … Continue reading

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The Tempest: A Masterful Production

The Tempest is a magical romance, and a late play clearly written by Shakespeare based on its poetry, quotables, imagery, and motifs–unlike the dubious Cymbeline, Pericles, and The Winter’s Tale (see review that follows) commonly attributed to Shakespeare, which don’t … Continue reading

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Justin Trudeau

“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” –Ecclesiastes (Sorry, nice haircuts, non-stop selfies, and Vogue photo shoots don’t help a country in troubled, dangerous┬átimes.)

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The Garden and the Beast Within

A basic continuum and duality. Was watching a DVD of beautiful Japanese gardens and recalling those I’ve visited in the past. The overall peaceful, harmonious, civilized feel to such a pace/context. How time is magically slowed down as you watch … Continue reading

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On the other hand,

she wore a glove. (An old joke. Humor: the pleasure of deception or irony. Playing games with expectation and assumptions.)

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A Burnt-Out Case: One of Graham Greene’s Best Novels

(Heinemann, 1961 dj) Graham Greene is, arguably, England’s most prolific, popular, successful best novelist from the 1930s to ’60s, he, the author of The Power and the Glory, Brighton Rock, The Third Man, The Heart of the Matter, Travels with … Continue reading

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Wise Words from Wordsworth

-The child is the father of the man. -Strongest minds/Are often those of whom the noisy world/Hears least. -A man of hope and forward-looking mind/Even to the last! -They flash upon that inward eye/Which is the bliss of solitude. -That … Continue reading

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William Wordsworth: The Lake Poets

(nice, informative┬áDuke DVD, 2012) A labor of love by several U.K. scholars including Jonathan Wordsworth (a relative). Shot on location with scenes at Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount as well as beautiful landscapes familiar to Wordsworth. Wordsworth’s poems are well-read … Continue reading

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