Monthly Archives: February 2018

Family Day Weekend: Ready to Roll

 

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Virginia Woolf’s “The Waves”: A Neglected Classic

(the 1931 dust jacket done by Vanessa Stephen, Virginia’s painter-sister) The first thing to be said about this unique ‘novel’, is that it can’t be read as a traditional narrative; it is more post-modern than anything else she ever wrote. … Continue reading

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For me, jazz and classical…

(the greatest tenor saxophonist Stan Getz with the greatest pianist Kenny Barron; they were the top jazz duo of all time) (the greatest classical composer; there is only one Beethoven; no one else who was deaf ever wrote such sublime … Continue reading

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Only Edmonton City Council would be stupid enough

to propose a downtown playground for street people and dopers to hang out in, leaving needles for kids to discover. Likewise, stupid enough to build an ankle-deep fountain in front of city hall, and, simultaneously, to propose an obvious e-coli … Continue reading

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The Edmonton Oilers

are a major accident scene which will take years to figure out. The Olde Curse is back big-time. It is best to move along, forget, and stop watching. My advice: Save the eyestrain, don’t check the media, and get a … Continue reading

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On Meeting Van Johnson in a Theatre

(the young Van Johnson) watching a play. We ended up sitting beside one another. He looked as of old in the ’50s onscreen, still intact. “Hey, I played you in my high school production of Brigadoon in 1967.” “Well, stranger … Continue reading

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And when I die,

I shall be the first to perceive and know that a large sensibility and consciousness has just left the room.

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Seneca:

“While we are postponing, life speeds by.”

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Another Day, Another Book

title of front cover image`by RD: Song for Jackson Pollock

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Kim Who?

The forgettable woman who dumbly messed up the first reign ever by a Canadian female PM, lasting less than 5¬†feckless months, has re-emerged to speak out in the media, with great authority and credibility, on a hugely major social issue … Continue reading

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