Monthly Archives: August 2016

And after all is said and done, life

is mostly about possibilities and which ones and pleasures are realized.

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It is always the best when dreams become realized or actualized

(when the two worlds merge) and fantasy is made real. But, ironically, there still is something to be said for the world of Imagination and deep inner pleasures of fantasies, whether realized or not.

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Birthday Treat: Watching One of Brando’s Best/A Guilty Pleasure

(rare movie poster behind my study door) The Night of the Following Day, 1968; from what is often referred to as Brando’s ‘lost years’, but featuring some of his most interesting, risky, deep¬†roles (The Nightcomers, Reflections in a Golden Eye). … Continue reading

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Off the Top/Automatic Monday Morning: Example of Stream-of-Consciousness Thought

Because of ego–which is how we generally experience life and the world–we often assume too much, trying to control others, our lives and the outside world as if they or it were mere extensions of our preferences and fantasies rather … Continue reading

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Symphony Under the Sky 2016: Better Than Ever

(new acquisition at Symphony under the Sky–ESO @ Winspear print by Toti Lewis, now in family room; attended so many great concerts at Winspear over the years) Last day, Sunday: Loved the pipers and “Scotland the Brave’. Annie Dugan of … Continue reading

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One of the Great Beautiful Folk Song Lyrics of All Time by the Late Great Phil Ochs

Changes Sit by my side, come as close as the air, Share in a mem’ry of grey, And wander in my words, And dream about the pictures that I play of changes. Green leaves of summer turn red in the … Continue reading

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Iago, Macbeth, Claudius Dept. (cont’d)

Dissembling. More common than most might think. Who is honest? Who can you trust? (as Hamlet once pondered) For more info on dissembling, consult your collected plays of Shakespeare.

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On—ooooh–Mindfulness

“Mindfulness is just egotistical types belatedly flying the very old original flag of personal consciousness that has been widely known for many a year. An ‘impressive’ buzzword for an original, stronger concept.” –Richard Davies

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Stranger Than Fiction

I don’t normally quote Margaret Atwood of all people, but… “In the end, we’ll all become stories.”

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On Reading the Daily Obits

“Take your place on the Great Mandella/As it moves through your brief moment of time.” –Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul and Mary, Album 1700)

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