Monthly Archives: August 2018

Obit

Neil Simon, 91. The top American comedy playwright of the 60s-80s. So much for clean humor onstage.

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Obit

John McCain, 81. America will never see his like again. A much greater man than Trump.

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Trump Loses Pecker

and: Pecker and Weiner May Be Closer Than You Think. (Signs of coarsening media reporting and political discourse.)

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Of ‘Missing Pieces’

“I dwell in Possibility.”–Emily Dickinson, #657 “We make ourselves up as we go.”–Kate Green Periodically, along the way in our lives, we become temporarily, sometimes permanently, aware of missing pieces. These moments of awareness of things and people missing in … Continue reading

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The New Clouds of E-Town

are either haze or smoke.

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My Social Contacts Yesterday

included my poet-friend from Serbia who was a dissident writer, jailed several times, who finally left his homeland for Edmonton. A nice morning coffee with him at Second Cup discussing language, literature, famous writers, and poetry. It does not get much … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget

“It all depends on what you mean by the word “is”. –Bill Clinton (Monica Lewinsky scandal and follow-up impeachment proceedings) Right up there with Giuliani’s “Truth isn’t truth”. These are barefaced, corrupt liars who play with objective truth and reality … Continue reading

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Headline today about

B.C. people’s mental health being affected by the smoke. Like being under siege I would think. It stands to reason if you can’t breathe for days on end and your normal daily living conditions are greatly curtailed, sooner or later, … Continue reading

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For anyone who won’t make it to the Louvre,

(DVD available from Monterey Video) The Louvre is a well-done introduction, background, and walk-past of many of its most famous, timeless works. The documentary by American filmmaker Lucy Jarvis was done by NBC News in 1978, but remains the best … Continue reading

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Current and Future Generations of Kids Sold Out (cont’d)

In the 1970s about 60% of gr. 12 U.S. students read a book, magazine, or newspaper every day. In 2016 only 16% reported doing so. 1 in 3 U.S. seniors didn’t read a book for pleasure in 2016. While at … Continue reading

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