Monthly Archives: April 2018

A Classy Lady Passes

Barbara Bush, wife and mother to American presidents, one of the great women of American history, will be hugely missed. She had so-o much more class and decency than DJT. A true lady from another time, she exemplified a presidential matriarch more … Continue reading

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Typical Trump

Calls Daniels’ sketch a con job. An old pattern. Anyone he’s ever abused, exploited, and thrown away gets criticism. Today seems to be “women’s day” with Haley also being criticized for being “confused” after he contradicted her. The limits of … Continue reading

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Henry Fonda as Clarence Darrow

An excellent one-man show, based on Irving Stone’s biography Clarence Darrow for the Defence, preserved on Kino video from 74. Fonda holds viewer attention for 84 memorable minutes as America’s most famous lawyer who fearlessly was involved in many famous … Continue reading

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Synchronicity Monday

Travelling to dentist in Edmonton Monday. How many people have the Burt Bacharach CD boxset? Anyway, Bobby Vinton’s “Blue on Blue” comes on as I’m listening in the van, which I ultimately play a couple of times. An olde favorite. … Continue reading

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Conversationally Speaking

“Someone has said that conversation is sex for the soul.” –Isabel Allende “It is not what we learn in conversation that enriches us. It is the elation that comes of swift contact wth the tingling currents of thought.” –Agnes Repplier … Continue reading

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Trudeau Is in Paris

but he’s not wearing a beret or dancing the can-can for some reason. His pipeline dance will lead directly to the gas being shut off from AB to BC. As usual, Macavity, uh, Trudeau’s not there. He’s outa town whenever … Continue reading

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America has a high tolerance for

morally corrupt and morally bankrupt presidents and politicians. DJT springs to mind automatically.

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Officially, Spring in E-Town

Had my first bike ride today before it snows again! April 15th would be the latest ever. I’m usually up and rolling in March.

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Out-of-print:

My December 2016 chapbook

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A Hundred Years Ago or So

(top: me in 1962 receiving a painting on behalf of the school at the 50th anniversary; that painting, incidentally, was nowhere to be found by me or the 2012 principal at the reunion–uh, who piked it?; BTW/ I am standing in … Continue reading

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