Monthly Archives: January 2019

Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp

or what’s a meta-phor? (great reading and resource for poets and lovers of the Word)

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“Let It Be” Movie

is finally a certainty for a 2020 release, the 50th anniversary. Should be very interesting and, in effect, a new movie with Peter Jackson assuming control of the direction.

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Flowers

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more hopeful: they are sunshine, food, and medicine to the soul.” –Luther Burbank “Earth laughs in flowers.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson “The Amen! of Nature is always a flower.” –Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. “People … Continue reading

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1964: The “Getz/Gilberto” Sensation

Astrud Gilberto was a Brazillian housewife, but veteran sax player Stan Getz suggested she sing some English lyrics on the Getz/Gilberto jazz album, which became one of the most popular jazz albums of all time along with Dave Brubeck’s Time … Continue reading

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My Favorite Death Poem/Speech

Death Is Nothing At All By Henry Scott-Holland Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you … Continue reading

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A Long Walk to Forever

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Obit: Burt Reynolds, 82

I will miss his smile and good ole boy/aw shucks persona. A likable guy on screen in his best, typical work.

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The Beauty of Bill Evans

His classic 1968 solo recital, Alone, on CD. One of the most beautiful jazz piano albums ever recorded. Highly recommended for the listener soul.

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Beyond the 2019 Volvo commercial…

(Pre-school kids need guidance, exploration, freedom, process, and books more than ever before) ……………………….. …that preaches that buying a Volvo is a sure-fire way for becoming an individual in today’s crazy mixed-up world. There are many good things that have … Continue reading

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What Joseph Conrad correctly predicted

in 1907’s classic¬†The Secret Agent, with the botched anarchist bomb attempt on Greenwich Observatory, was, ironically,¬†the successful taking out of the equally iconic Twin Towers during 9/11 a century later. Like Orwell, Conrad was one of the two greatest twentieth-century … Continue reading

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