Monthly Archives: September 2016

Skeins and skeins

(It’s that time of year again  when many North American bird species intuitively know that warm days have ceased and so they head south. One of the oldest patterns and cycles on the planet.) of sandhill cranes moving north to … Continue reading

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My Poetry Reading for the Stroll of Poets at the Upper Crust Last Evening

Read seven poems including the following for the first time. David Lean: The Master Happiest alone in front of an editing machine white-gloved admiring the panoramas he shot on location. Blowing up holes of great rock faces in A Passage … Continue reading

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Happiest Day of My Grandson’s Life

(taken after his family’s yard dug up)

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“With families,

favours are a given. Both ways.” –RD

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Remembering Nice-Guy Arnie

(the long reach of Arnie’s endorsements: my Sears sandals) An uncracked oldie VHS I will open and watch today in memory and appreciation of my favorite golfer of all time. (obit Arnold Palmer, 87) He was The Giant of the … Continue reading

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“Thin as soup made from the carcass of a starving pigeon”:

John Ivison’s description of Trudeau’s speech to the U.N. Rex Murphy yesterday in National Post: “The address easily could have been passed off as a high-school valedictorian speech: it was trite, without being testy, and full of false equivalencies….Trudeau was unwilling to … Continue reading

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Perspective: What Did One Expect?

He or she was mortal after all like everyone and everything. And although he or she is gone, that person had a lot of good days, moments of being, pleasure, connectedness, laughs, and triumphs. In that, perspective on all his/her … Continue reading

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My Afternoon with Richard

(signed for my daughter and her companion–“Are those your kids?” he asked) (signed Criterion DVD–the ultimate version of Shawn’s play) There are very few people I would leave home for these days, braving the crowds of major comic book convention … Continue reading

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A Veritable Edmonton Landmark Establishment

(#6 on the pizza list–there’s no other pepperoni, mushrooms, and green peppers in town that can top Astro’s version–their cheese is always deliciously thick) Astro’s Pizza, 10038-167 St. (just south of Stony Plain Rd. across from the old Centennial Mall). … Continue reading

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Living Life to the Fullest

(Across the River and Into the Trees, Waterton by RD) has long been an automatic for me anyway. None of this might be here later today sort of world view. Opportunities, in particular, are often one-time and transitory. As in … Continue reading

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