Monthly Archives: February 2019

I love music, poetry, certain voices and sounds,

(widescreen/letterboxed dog) but I could not be happy without eyesight. Post-op, all is widescreen, brighter, in more vivid colors,¬†demanding attention to details. There is more visual beauty in/to the world than I have seen in a long time. People, in … Continue reading

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“The whole worl’s

in a terrible state of chassis.” –Joxer Daly, philosophical drunk¬†in Sean O’Casey’s Juno and the Paycock  

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Blunt Symbolism Dept.

The beautiful national butterfly sanctuary down by the Mexican/U.S. border waiting for the imminent, mindless, soul-less Trump excavators to roll in and destroy their habitat for a lie and a fictional national emergency which doesn’t exist. Right out of Steinbeck’s … Continue reading

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A Peak Memory: In Sync with Parents

Happy Days. No generation gap here with my (only-child) Winnipeg parents. After first three-book ‘overnight success’ that changed my life forever. Taken after a triumphant return from a Halifax teacher conference in the early ’90s. Remembering them 30 years later, … Continue reading

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Mon. Feb 25 Evening at the Upper Crust Cafe

(at their peak, Edmonton’s most famous poetic trio with ‘Margaret Moodie’–Lynn Joberg) What a night! Surrounded by many of my poet-friends, launching the new book and performing “Until Next Year”–a combination of a cassette 1983 demo with Wayne Fraser and … Continue reading

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“A Room with a View” (1985 Film)

(This is the preferred version to see or buy) This adaptation of E.M. Forster’s pre-WW1 novel by the Merchant-Ivory-Prawer-Jhabvala team still stands up after all these years. This was my AA evening viewing this year; A Witness for the Prosecution … Continue reading

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Life is much simpler with

Call display. You can preview who’s calling before you pick up. We seldom pick up here; about 90% of calls are distracting callers with agendas and not worth the time of day. If ever it is someone who is legit, … Continue reading

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You Haven’t Seen Everything Dept. (cont’d)

All the new moons that have just been reported as discovered moving around Jupiter. And: The amazing Edmontonian Travis May news story–He is a local sportscaster with arthrogpryposis, a rare disease limiting arm and leg movement. He types computer messages … Continue reading

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Not a Good Idea:

To dress up service droids as subservient women. An outdated female stereotype. To say nothing of the harm it might have for subsequent generations, especially on kids, who might come to dismiss and disrespect real women.

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A Timeless Byrds/Bible/Seeger Classic

(from The Very Best of The Byrds, which includes all their other hits) “Turn, Turn, Turn” as sung by the ’60s American group The Byrds. Adapted and previously sung by folk legend Pete Seeger which he adapted from Ecclesiastes. One … Continue reading

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