Monthly Archives: April 2018

Quotes by RD

(the necessity¬†of having art in one’s own life) Life is one long near-death experience. You haven’t, always, experienced everything. Poetry remains the most conscious, concise, aesthetic use of language. The quiet desperation of the multitudes is physical, mental, and soul-related. … Continue reading

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Fun Day at CBC Mainstage, Edmonton City Centre

I was reading at noon with three women poets for the Edmonton Poetry Festival. 24 photos of us on the festival’s Facebook site.

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2 Lost Causes of Correct English:

February and Et cetera (etc.). The ignoramuses have won on these two. More often than not, you will hear Febuary and eck cetera (ect.–no such) out there, especially spoken by government and media types.

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Monday: World Book Day

Something worth reminding people, students, and kids of. 750 million adults in the world cannot read or write (UNESCO) 1/4 of Americans have not read a book in the past year. 60 million people. 1/5 of Americans would struggle to … Continue reading

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Not too many people know

that MLK was nearly killed previously by a demented woman in Harlem who stabbed him close to the heart as he was reading, leaving a cross-like mark which he saw every day subsequently when he got un/dressed. The tip of … Continue reading

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A Memorable ’60s Songwriter:

(from the excellent 3 CD Rhino boxset: The Look of Love–The Burt Bacharach Collection) Burt Bacharach, along with his lyricist Hal David. So many memorable hits including: The Story of My Life Magic Moments Please Stay Tower of Strength Baby … Continue reading

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So Much for a Dumb Provincial Slogan

“Remember to breathe” will bite the dust when the pot law comes in this summer. How ironic that Alberta air will be everywhere polluted with pot smoke which is offensive or problematic to breathe for most people.

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My musical listening preferences these daze

remain classical and jazz. Comparatively speaking, these two genres are at the bottom of whatever numbers for listeners and purchasers of genre product, with jazz being even lower than classical.Something like 1% in recent articles I’ve been reading. Often, these … Continue reading

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When T2’s pot legislation comes in this summer,

you can be sure that fights will break out between pot smokers and families in parks, yards, and other public gathering places. A no-brainer.

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As DJT is put in restraints and led away,

you can be sure he’ll still be raving, “NO COLLUSION! NO OBSTRUCTION!”

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