Monthly Archives: June 2006

the dirty mac

Yer Blues Was listening to the Stones R&R Circus CD last night and wanted to post the lyrics to ‘Yer Blues’ here today but found this instead. I like the very quick shot of Eric, John and Keith tapping their feet to the … Continue reading

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Grace-1, Karma-0

My previous post mentioned a recently completed book, ‘God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater’ by Kurt Vonnegut. Reading is something I’ve enjoyed since childhood but more recently came to realize there were many authors/works/topics I should have read but had missed … Continue reading

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thoughts versus speech

Came across this passage in Kurt Vonnegut’s novel ‘God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater’ as he described the plot of a sci-fi novel written by a frequently appearing character in his work, Kilgore Trout. “the reason creatures wanted to use language … Continue reading

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how about a squirt of…mustard?

I like mustard but generally don’t use more than a small jar or two in a year. Recently, instead of the usual clear glass/plastic jar with twist off lid, my wife brought home a new container which I used for … Continue reading

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relevant then AND now

As someone who was was first exposed to the writing of Albert Camus in my late forties, I’m still pleasantly surprised every time I read another of his works. Most recently I finished ‘Resistance, Rebellion, and Death’ which I picked … Continue reading

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from today’s newspaper (I’ve said this before)

We have fewer friends to lean on, study says 25% in U.S. say they have no real confidants. Americans, who shocked pollsters in 1985 when they said they had only three close friends, today say they have just two. It … Continue reading

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i’m just not in the mood

Stumbled across a web site that faithfully reproduces pages from Wikipedia and gives you the choice of translation into three other languages- 1. Ebonics 2. Redneck 3. Valley Girl I’m underwhelmed.

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