Monthly Archives: February 2013

On this day

On this date, sixty-seven years ago, the red head in the picture was born in Pennsylvania. Twenty-one years later, she graduated with honors from Bucknell, and was offered a position in the doctoral program at USC Berkeley. She turned the doctoral … Continue reading

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What are you Reading?

A book is a serious investment for everyone involved with it. For sure, “everyone involved,” includes the person(s) who wrote it, and the person(s) who chose to read it. If the book is published conventionally, “everyone involved,” also includes an … Continue reading

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Frank Sinatra

I wasn’t a Sinatra fan, nor was I a detractor, now I’m a fan; but not because of Frank Sinatra.  I’m a fan because of this awesome tribute presented by Andre Rieu, at Radio City Music Hall. The power of inspiration … Continue reading

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Three Poems

I’ve been working on this blog post for more than two weeks. To make it happen, I spent a lot of time and I Copied three poems into my notebook (1 long one, 1 medium length, and 1 short one) … Continue reading

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I’ve been a fan of movies since I was five years old. Do the math. That means I’ve been a movie fan for more than sixty-five years and instead of retiring, I’m enjoying them as much, or more than ever … Continue reading

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Vietnam Veterans Writing

Last week, I went to our storage space to find a couple of things. As is often the case on such trips, I didn’t find what I was looking for, but I did find something I had forgotten was there. … Continue reading

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Be Inspired

Inspiration is to the human spirit what fuel is to an automobile.  We cannot move without it. Take a moment and fill your inspiration tank, courtesy of Richard Bach, Neil Diamond, Even Echad, and Johnathan Livingston Seagull.   If Johnathan Livingston Seagull was … Continue reading

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Charlie Brown on Writing

I cut this Peanuts comic strip out of the newspaper over 13 years ago.  It’s not as old or as profound as The Dead Sea Scrolls, but it is old and even though the message is presented lightly, it is … Continue reading

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Farmers and Clydesdales

Christina, to her credit, sat on the sofa while I did my “guy thing” Sunday afternoon/evening.  However, she hung it up when the lights went out, and in so doing missed two commercials she would have loved, since she’s loved … Continue reading

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Esoteric Novels

  There are three novels I consider esoteric works, not including the three volumes of the Mystic Trilogy, which is my work in progress.  Specifically, I’m speaking of The Razor’s Edge, by W. Somerset Maugham, Siddhartha , by Hermann Hesse, … Continue reading

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