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Nonno’s Poem in “The Night of the Iguana”

  Hannah’s aging poet-grandfather stands in for Tennessee Williams’ poetic view of human nature and the human story and recites the following ‘last’ poem before he dies: How calmly does the orange branch Observe the sky begin to blanch Without … Continue reading

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Re. Unlikely Survival

A pretty basic experience. Just ask the 3 North Carolina cows that have been found after the Dorian hurricane. They were part of a large herd of cows and horses that were tragically swept out to sea. Amazingly, these three … Continue reading

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Another Crass, Chauvinistic TV Ad

From Duluth Trading Post again. Numerous unsubtle references to male genitalia in their latest underwear ad.

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Response to a Poet-Friend re. Wisdom and Choices

Yes, I would agree that responsible personal choices would be central to a successful, fulfilled life well-lived. Personal choices appear to be the most important aspect of whatever search for wisdom. Re. limits (which you touch on several times): Certainly … Continue reading

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Absolutely Insane Disgusting New TV Show

“Kings of Pain” (History Channel–what does this have to do with History?). About two idiots desperate for fame who get deliberately bitten by dangerous snakes, spiders, iguanas, etc. and bare their injuries for mutually sick viewers to witness. This major … Continue reading

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Alice Lives!

(Canada’s top fictional prose writer, pictured here in 1986) The fake Twitter news about Alice Munro’s death is false. (One of many problems epitomized by and associated with Twitter and social media.) Long may the great Canadian writer live a … Continue reading

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What Constitutes News in Canada and the U.S.

In the U.S., Trump is impeached in the House. In Canada, Don Cherry is fired from HNIC.

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Re. Canadian Hypocrisy

Despite a long distinguished career supporting veterans and after being named as one of Canada’s Top 10 Canadians in a CBC poll, he is fired from HNIC by CBC for perceived racist comments. Despite shamelessly dressing up in blackface several … Continue reading

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CBC Good

Well, they are the People’s Network after all, and many people have spoken. Cherry’s comments warranted firing him. He pushed one too many times and crossed a sacrosanct politically correct line, ironically related to his main cause and promotion. (As … Continue reading

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Don Cherry Good

Don Cherry Bad is, of course, this weekend’s rhubarb about his newcomer poppy comments, but, on balance, Cherry has also done a lot of good in raising awareness for veterans, legions, and war-related news. The attached photo was one such … Continue reading

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