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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.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A morality tale...

Imagine a big family where the parents send the kids out to work, and then take most of the kids' wages promising to fill the pantry, and save up for any medical emergencies or even routine doctor visits... to spend the monies more wisely than the kids would themselves. Then the parents take those... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A Perfect Morning

What is your Perfect Morning? What is favorite, what is essential? For me, having had a good night's sleep is an essential. Without that, I am bleary and vague, my mind not willing to come online and do its many jobs, like remembering if I took my morning meds, or what day it is, and what things I... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Binge-worthiness

Not having actual television, but access to Netflix and Amazon Prime, and a couple of subscription channels--Britbox and HBO--I have made a habit of binge-watching shows from Season 1/episode 1, through to the last available episode. Some, that is the whole show; others, there will be a wait to the... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Halloweens of years gone by...

What are your first memories of Halloween? What are your best memories, and worst? What were the traditions you grew up with, and how have they changed? One of my favorite recollections is of the little paper-mache jack-o-lanterns we carried instead of flashlights. And our tradition then, when I was... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

What if you could have a magical or futuristic device, what would it be?

Invisibility cloak... 7-league boots... Universal translator that works for animals as well as other human-like people... I would suggest a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, but if you have a smart phone, you already have that mostly covered, at least for the local stuff. How about a fail-proof... Sign in to see full entry.

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