Monthly Archives: February 2016

Moments of Being

  (Ferguson Point restaurant, Stanley Park) (One of Fudge’s many noonhour shows in the ’90s, Strathcona High, Edmonton) (April tree, Stanley Park) “God is in the detail.”–Gustave Flaubert Moments of being are those more elusive transitory times when one is … Continue reading

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Darcy and Elizabeth

“There is, I believe, in every disposition a tendency to some particular evil [Austen obviously read Hamlet–“some vicious mole of nature”]–a natural defect, which not even the best education can overcome.” “And your defect is a propensity to hate everybody.” … Continue reading

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One of 2001’s Best Movies

(highly recommended Alliance Atlantis DVD with extras) and one of the best of Robert Altman’s career. Gosford Park, a comedy-romance-whodunit. A wonderful playful, engaging film featuring some of Britain’s great actresses and actors: Alan Bates, Stephen Fry, Michael Gambon, Derek … Continue reading

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For me, imagined and imaginative connections…

  (John Keats–death mask) (Shakespeare bust) (van Gogh and his irises) (Emily Dickinson and her inner life) (Glenn Gould) (the MacDonald Hotel) (Virginia Woolf and her writing) (movies; mini-theatre B.C. museum, Victoria) (evening, English Bay, Vancouver from a hotel hi-rise) … Continue reading

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God Bless

This Mess.

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Friday Backyard Treat:

Raisin bread.

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Obit: Harper Lee, 89

(first edition dust jacket and back cover, TKAM) TKAM remains a classic despite the publication of Go Set a Watchman. Simply put, it is the greatest children’s book ever written and a must-read for anyone wanting to find out information … Continue reading

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Oscar Wilde

“I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.”

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Sir Thomas Brown

“Life is a pure flame, and we live by an invisible sun within us.”

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Pearl S. Buck

“Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that’s where you renew your springs that never dry up.”

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