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Much as I would like to go back to

Arizona, New England, and Cannon Beach, I shall not be travelling to the States ever again. Too many crazies. Too many armed people. Too much violence. Too many meltdowns on planes. Saner days: At Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West in … Continue reading

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Can’t Buy Me Love

Kenney still trying to woo the disenchanted Alberta populace with three lotteries: “O frabjous joy! Callooh! Callay!”

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Close to Home Today….

The recent passing of an old senior-high ELA teaching friend, Robin Smith, 78. Robin and I started our teaching careers in Glenn Martin’s Ed CI class, 1971-72. He stood out in our class with his pipe and intelligent questions and … Continue reading

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The Fix Is In @ Westminster Dog Show

List of the 20 Most Popular Dog BreedsHere’s the AKC’s full list of the 20 most popular dog breeds in America*, along with each breed’s Best in Show history at Westminster: Labrador Retriever (has never won Best in Show)German Shepherd … Continue reading

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“Our Town” (Climax):

Emily: “I can’t go on. We don’t have time to look at one another. I didn’t realize. So all that was going on and we never noticed….Oh, earth, you’re too wonderful for anybody to realize you. Do human beings ever … Continue reading

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Thornton Wilder (“Our Town”):

“Now there are some things we all know, but we don’t take’m out and look at’m very often. We all know that something is eternal. And it ain’t houses and it ain’t names, and it ain’t earth, and it ain’t … Continue reading

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Cover of My First Chapbook

Photographed at night on a street in a New York City rainstorm, 2001 by Brad Burns, my Strathcona High colleague.

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G7 Conference:

A chance for Trudeau to physically play with his hair while among the other members and to utter ‘thoughtful’, uh-uh pontifications in front of the media cameras.

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“Getting to know you, getting to know all about you…”

Well, certainly, there is much on this blog that reveals who and what I am and have been. The many likes, dislikes, experiences, special moments, epiphanies, reflections, pleasures, memories, venerations, appreciations, inspirations, valued connections, sources, hindsights, loves, etc. of a … Continue reading

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We in the West take so much for granted,

like waking up at leisure between clean sheets on a proper bed, looking at the time on a clock, taking in all the aspects of a private bedroom, casually flicking on light switches for more light, running taps for water … Continue reading

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