Monthly Archives: October 2017

“Ain’t That a Shame”

Obit. Fats (Antoine) Domino, 89. A really cool black performer from the days of 45 records. 13 top 20 hits in all, 1957-1961. “I found my thrill on Blueberry Hill.” “I’m gonna be a wheel someday. I’m gonna be somebody.” … Continue reading

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On Falling Asleep Listening to Paul Newman’s Voice

One of the richnesses of my life and collections is my audio collection of great books, readers, and writers. Nightly, I have my pick of ‘who I go off to sleep to’–their voices (more on that in future writing) echoing … Continue reading

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Some Key Points and Questions

–You are the protagonist of your own life. -The experience of beauty is important in affecting and enhancing your imagination, mind, sensibility, feelings, spirit, and soul. -It is important to have some way of expressing your feelings and thoughts, to … Continue reading

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Willa Cather

(an excellent documentary about a great American woman writer) (her classic; the edition I studied in 1970-71 in AmLit at U of A) “That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great.”–My Antonia

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Often, let it be said,

it is the dream or illusion that is most beautiful and true, particularly in its conscious/ly realized forms. In literature, in music, in art, in architecture, in film, in Nature, and Love. As Thomas Wolfe said, “For if a man … Continue reading

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What thou lovest well

What thou lovest well remains, the rest is dross…. What thou lovest well is thy true heritage. –Ezra Pound, The Cantos

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Trudeau: The Rest of His Reign

Two years to go. So far he has ah-ah-ahed, selfied, shimmy-ed with East Indians, limitedly pontificated, accomplished nothing on NAFTA, illegal immigrants, and pipelines, and dodged all responsibilities and issues of consequence. What a guy! What a man! What a prime Minister! … Continue reading

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Edmonton, Renamed:

The Valley of Ashes. After The Great Gatsby.

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Connor McDavid: Just Another Mediocre Oilers Star Who Can’t Score?

Nice kid, but…After a stellar last season, after getting a zillion dollar Oilers contract, and after having a stellar first game this season, Connor has tanked. He has no supporting cast this time around and is settling into Oilers “stars’ … Continue reading

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Although life offers many possibilities…

(Nature–one of the two main things that are relatively permanent) (great buildings and architecture–a second thing that is relatively permanent) (great works of art–a third thing that is relatively permanent) …………………………………………………………………. …and opportunities, it is mostly about change/s and how … Continue reading

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