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Movie Choice Has Been Reduced to

Netflix (very weak selection; no classics; no abundance of good to great movies to choose from) and CGI crap (Sonic the Hedgehog).

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A Very Funny Canadian Comedy

from the pen of Mordecai Richler: Barney’s Version, based on his novel of the same title. One of Richler’s best works, this satire is full of irony, ambiguity, and realistic flawed characters. Barney, played delightfully by Paul Giamatti, is a … Continue reading

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The Importance of Actually Thinking and One’s Own Thoughts

(the Voyager Golden Record with the sounds and music of humanity’s/civilization’s best.) “The quality of your happiness depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” –Marcus Aurelius (my italics) Life, for me, is very much about living life on a higher … Continue reading

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Trump’s “Justice” Atrocities Continue

Stone next and don’t be surprised if he eventually pardons Weinstein, a guy after his own dark self. We’re still in Feb. and there are many more crooks to be set free before November. T continues to f–k up the … Continue reading

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I believe that:

“My religion is to live and die without regret.” –Milarepa “Inner strength can overcome anything that occurs outside.” –Patanjali “Company with the wise is pleasure, like meeting with kinfolk.” –Dhammapada “Learning proceeds until death and only then does it stop.” … Continue reading

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Vanishing Culture: Darning

As in darning socks. Now the prevailing alternative seems to be wearing socks with holes (too cheap or lazy) or buying new/enough extra socks.

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Each Retirement Day

the whole waking day stretches long before you, even with appointments, chores, and other regular duties. No matter what, you should be able to get something concrete done within a few hours you reserve just for this purpose. Each day. … Continue reading

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Waking Up Each Day After 50

1. Be thankful you woke up. 2. Be thankful there is enough time to do what you really need and want to do today. 3. Be thankful you are not limited, as are so many, by physical limits, mental problems, … Continue reading

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Jobs of the Future

from Conan; look up Guiding Hands spoof. Well-done. An idea right for the obsessed e-times.

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End of an Era

Obit, A.E. Hotchner, 102. Close friend of Hemingway and Paul Newman. Co-inventor of Newman’s Own. Author and biographer. “We know about everything that happened in our lives. That doesn’t mean that we can dissect it emotionally, spiritually, entertainingly and as … Continue reading

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