Monthly Archives: April 2019

Easter Monday: Earth Day aka Rachel Carson Day

Who could forget Silent Spring, the smart, sensitive 1962 eco-classic which led the author, a determined individual woman, to successfully defeat large corporations and government? (my flatsigned copy; truly a book collector’s El Dorado) (3 classic videos on Carson’s life … Continue reading

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The Olde American Dream

can only be found now in the country’s ads and commercials, the illusions of ideals once believed in by many generations of its citizens. The latest Range Rover commercial shows a Jack Russell Terrier in a high-rise window looking longingly … Continue reading

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Post-Mueller Report

Widespread American public outrage has not happened despite all the evidence yesterday and T’s admissions and proofs of guilt. The report simply does not matter to most Americans and they are not likely to support impeachment including the GOPs in … Continue reading

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The Muller Report Arrives–

In the words of Trump: “I’m f*****”.

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Is there such a thing as Inner Peace?

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Obit: Ted Knight’s Wife

Georgia Engel, 70.

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Sooner or later

the many ghosts of the past will catch up to you and re-enter the consciousness via dream. These ghosts will cause you to rethink moments, episodes, and people from the past. They will also get you to wonder if things … Continue reading

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The Problem with Restorations

In Edmonton, the Strathcona Hotel catches fire. In Paris, same with Notre Dame cathedral. This pattern has oft been repeated elsewhere. Restorations too often destroy. I’d have been terrified or sceptical if I had been the overseer of Notre Dame … Continue reading

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The Kiss-of-Death Names

parents sometimes give to babies. Like Malice, for instance. He grew up to be the guy willy-nilly setting off Molotov cocktails on cars on Whyte Ave. last weekend. Uh, any questions? What you are, what you are destined to become … Continue reading

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My Fourth Most Rare/Expensive Classics Illustrated (Tie)

The Cloister and the Hearth #66. $80. Mysteries of Paris #44. $80. Mr. Midshipman Easy #74. $80.

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