Monthly Archives: November 2022

The Poetry of 1960s Folk and Folk Rock: (When Songs Were Last Like Literature)

I thought to myself as I watched the umpteenth Folk Rewind show on PBS last evening, that, yes, indeed, ’60s folk and folk-rock songs often rose to the level of literature and poetry, specifically. I can remember catching a glimpse … Continue reading

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Winter Regular at the Backyard Bird Cafe

Female downy woodpecker.

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My New Book Mug

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As Western Civilization continues to decline,

think of all the greats already forgotten or who will soon be forgotten. I wonder how many of the following geniuses and greats are actually known today and/or will be forgotten by subsequent generations: AquinasAristotleBachBeethovenIngmar BergmanBlakeRachel CarsonCervantesCharlemagneChekhovConstableda VinciDanteDarwinDescartesDickensDickinsonDurerEinsteinErasmusGalileoGoetheGoyaHandelStephen HawkingHomer (not … Continue reading

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Rare First Canadian Edition of Orwell’s Classic, 1949 A.D.

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GOP Presidential Ticket from Hell:

Trump and Marjorie Taylor Greene!

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Imagine playing soccer for Iran today

and having your life and the lives of your family members threatened with imprisonment and torture if you don’t sing the national anthem today. (Postscript: the team all moved their lips while the anthem played before the game.) This is … Continue reading

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The Bottom Line, Always,

is that you can’t make other people do things they don’t want to or lack the will to do. Re. the recent declining/low vaccine rates–a case in point. I choose to get vaccinated because, to me, it makes common sense, … Continue reading

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Soundtrack from a Life: Some Sound Influences

                   

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Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s Word of the Year

is gaslighting. A term very much in line with Orwell’s mind-meddling reality-control and doublethink.

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