Monthly Archives: November 2016

The End of Europe and Western Civilization

with more Brexit/Trumpish governments are in the wings. The world’s tailspin into economic and social chaos continues. Countries won’t be happy until they have totally deconstructed themselves and overthrown sensible governments while embracing extremist nationalism.

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It does not get much better these daze than

listening to Cohen’s “Going Home” in the car. (Interesting how Cohen knew he was on the home stretch years before, but still managed to polish off his last 3 albums. Smart and very lucky.)

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The New Buzzwords for Today and the Future:

“Mandatory” and “tyrants”. Expect much less personal freedom as we move more toward government control, nationalism, and extremism. A no-brainer.

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Which Will Come First?

Driverless cars for Alberta streets and roads or texting lanes for drivers on Edmonton streets? Bets?

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The best of Alberta Education

with its former emphasis on traditional school subjects is being systematically gutted in favor of government propagandizing of whatever populist minority fads, select causes and agendas of the day. With the complete surrender to e-technology, kids continue to get dumber … Continue reading

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The Perfect Soundtrack for the Start of the Apocalyptic Trump Era

Leonard Cohen’s last three albums. Old Ideas Popular Problems You Want It Darker.

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My Stroll of Poets Workshop on Poetic Sensibility

is full and goes on Sat., Nov. 26 at Woodcroft library in Edmonton. Some notes on Poetic Sensibility (by Richard Davies): Sensibility  -the ability to be open to, to feel or perceive, and sensitively respond to sensory stimuli and related … Continue reading

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from Eric Andersen’s “Rolling Home”

Well, I see the ones who crawl like moles Who for a front would trade their souls, A broken mirror’s the only hole for them; And for you who’d exchange yourselves, Just to be somebody else, Pretending things you never … Continue reading

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Safe Predicton: Within a year, look for…

(2006: undauntedly starting his comeback after facing bankruptcy; with Anjani signing his last poetry book) ………………………………………………….. …Canada Post to publish a commemorative Cohen stamp, the Mint a Cohen coin, and for Columbia to re-release his collected albums with extras in … Continue reading

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Another Obit: Robert Vaughn, 83

Personally remembered as the most entertaining cool, sneaky villain from Colombo (the cruise ship episode) and as the corrupt boss in Bullitt. It’s turning into a revolving-door week of obits…

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