Monthly Archives: December 2006

bang vs. whimper ending to 2006

From a January 6, 1946 Greensboro(NC) Daily News article written by noted local author W. Kays Gary – “Over in Cherryville, Gaston County, they have a method of celebrating the arrival of the new year that is probably the oldest … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

definitely not ‘War and Remembrance’

Managed to sit down this afternoon and read an entire Herman Wouk novel. One of his lesser known and shorter works(110 pages), in 1949 Wouk wrote a piece of science-fiction titled ‘The “Lomokome” Papers’. It’s a not-so-subtle cautionary tale about … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

this week’s musical finds

‘Honkytonk Man’ wasn’t Clint Eastwood’s only effort at singing in a movie. The star of ‘Play Misty For Me’ and director of ‘Bird’ obviously loves music(jazz), but how many remember(or will admit to seeing) this 1969 musical western about the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

‘The Trial’ by Franz Kafka

In a word I found this book bewildering. Curious as to what it was all about, I began reading “one of the great novels of the twentieth century”. My initial empathy for Joseph K.’s predicament waned as the story progressed. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

hmmm

Viewing the album cover while listening to one, I was reminded of the other-

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

news from home helps break the holiday spirit

The “double-whammy” of someone my age from where I now live acting stupid near to where I grew up- A North Carolina woman was arrested on Friday night after complaining to Putnam County(Fla.) deputy about the quality of the crack … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Oh Well

Can’t help about the shape I’m in I can’t sing, I ain’t pretty and my legs are thin But don’t ask me what I think of you I might not give the answer that you want me to (Peter Green) … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 14 Comments