Monthly Archives: August 2020

Stuart Stevens’ Excellent New Book on Trump and the GOPs

is the only one you need to read in order to understand how the Republican Party has operated the past 60 years and how its values changed, leading to the election of Donald Trump. Stevens spares no punches and takes … Continue reading

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Rev. Al’s Historic Speech at Washington Monument

was Fri., Aug. 28, 2020. Well-worth looking up online. As powerful and memorable a speech as MKL’s in 1963. “Call their names”. “No justice. No peace.” It’s all there–the call for the freedom and reforms so long denied to U.S. … Continue reading

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You’ll know Trump’s end is nigh when

the crowds start chanting “Lock him up!” Last evening another installment of the death cult rolling over America.

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1988: Halifax, Nova Scotia English Teachers’ Convention

A windy Saturday, Peggy’s Cove, with first writing-partner Glen Kirkland. One of many good- times-provincial trips we made on the publishers’ dimes. We also visited and presented in Newfoundland, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia from 1980 to … Continue reading

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Circa 1989: Teaching at Scona

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1988: ‘Duke’ Marching in the Fringe Parade

For the first Fringe show I co-wrote: 60 Minutes Live from Loon River!

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Orwell Was Right

The main battle for the present and future has to do with the survival of truth, facts, empirical evidence, and history. In the U.S. right now, Trump, at over 20,000 lies, continues to wage war on truth, pressuring the CDC … Continue reading

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“Forrest Gump” 26 Years Later

This 1994 movie cleaned up at the AAs that year winning Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Tom Hanks) and three other awards. The idea of merging filmed actors with documentary footage had actually been first done a decade before … Continue reading

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Margaritaville, Sunday Morning

@ my daughter’s. She and her companion make the best margaritas! Good to the last frozen drop.

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My Three Homes: 1954-1970 A.D.

(1954-55: my grandmother’s house on Thompson Drive, two lots off Portage Avenue. She had a cafe at the corner. Our upstairs bedroom had the wide window. The house was torn down after the 1980s. I started grade 1 there.) (1955-63: … Continue reading

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