Monthly Archives: January 2007

when in doubt, philosophize

“Now that most people don’t read, the value of the printed word has increased even more, because it has become mysterious.”┬áMichael Kurland/’The Unicorn Girl’ (p.49) Advertisements

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oy!

Most of the way thru ‘Portnoy’s Complaint’ by Philip Roth and I’m just now realizing at age 50 my upbringing (well, parts of it anyway, mostly involving my mom) could have qualified me to be Jewish. Why was I kept … Continue reading

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Orange flavored is suitable for breakfast but what we really need is Grape Metamucil to mix with that evening glass of red wine heart medicine.

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second thoughts

If your local newspaper is like the one here, you have been treated to recycled ‘Peanuts’ comics strips since Charles Schulz retired. Not that I mind-I don’t remember or failed to read them the first time around. Occasionally they cause … Continue reading

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I resemble that remark

“Sometimes you have to do exactly the opposite of what your instincts tell you to do if your aim is to change your life and reinvent yourself” – Dan Kennedy (from his book ‘Loser Goes First’) After three years of … Continue reading

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profiting from the Holocaust

This appeared as a “news” item in this week’s Charlotte Observer and the more I think about it the more it irks me- “Tickets have gone on sale for Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel’s March 27 lecture. Tickets are $65 for … Continue reading

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‘The Butterfly Kid’ by Chester Anderson – Part 2

The book I posted about on December 24th arrived with today’s mail delivery. Total cost – $1.59 when I send someone a book using paperbackswap.com service.

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