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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

still smiling...

Yesterday's prompt was about yesterday's rocket launch. This is carrying on from there... The launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy fille me with several kinds of happiness. I was thrilled to near tears to see another spectacular and important rocket launch, and especially glad to hear the cheers... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

3...2...1...

Today, Space-X is launching a rocket that, if successful, will be capable of sending missions to Mars. Recently, I watched APOLLO 13, and was reminded how, by the time of that launch, nobody cared much anymore outside the program itself. It had become 'old hat' with the big news channels of the day... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 26, 2018

oops...

Has your mouth ever gotten you into trouble? It isn't always what we say that maybe we shouldn't, but when we say it, or to whom... Get any one of these terribly wrong, and nothing will save you! Some slips of the tongue are Freudian, revealing more of oneself than was ever intended, or seeming to.... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Ursula...

She was the daughter of one of America's foremost cultural anthropologists, Alfred Kroeber. She was the writer of sci-fi and fantasy worlds that were human-based, and explored our cultural assumptions about men and women, about religion and the truly spiritual life. Her writing was lyrical and... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Caption this...

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Unreality...

I am not a big fan of reality shows, but have been watching a British/Australian show called I'M A CELEBRITY, GET ME OUT OF HERE! The contestants are celebrities known in the UK perhaps, not generally in the US--unless one watches a lot of BBC. In the current 2017 season, re-running on Amazon Prime,... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Favorite video of the season

What's yours? Post the link... Here's mine: http://www.classicfm.com/composers/handel/guides/monks-hallelujah-chorus/ Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 11, 2017

This time of year...

I cringe, walking through stores and public places where cheery Christmas music is making extravagant promises to kids who will wake to not much or maybe nothing on Christmas morning. The little ones who are too young to understand the mythology of it all, and the commercialism, will only know that... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 4, 2017

What's so funny?

Tonight we went to a class recital of student clowns. Setting aside the currently popular and tired old meme of the Evil Clown, let's consider clowns that are, in fact, funny. Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Red Skelton... Now, they were funny, and they were clowns in the classic tradition. Who are... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

writing tips

What are your best writing tips? Here is one of my favorites: The best prose comes from tapping the un- or semi-conscious mind, what is sometimes called the Right Brain, though mind-experts now say that model is not extactly a true representation of how the brain functions. For my purposes, it is... Sign in to see full entry.

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