Monthly Archives: August 2013

Summer’s End

The blue jays are leaving the garden. They had their all summer long party here, and now have taken off. I will miss them, but I know the snow birds are coming in a few months when the lights are … Continue reading

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Julie Harris R.I.P

Ask some young theatre students today who Julie Harris was and they may look puzzled. Oh, maybe they remember something of her name. But they cannot recall her wonder because they never saw it. I am happy to say I … Continue reading

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Virginia Woolf

I first heard of Virginia Woolf when I was still in highschool. Probably in my English class where we were studying Shakespeare and they were protesting who actually wrote Shakespeare. Woolf made no glory speeches for Shakespeare but asked us … Continue reading

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The Poor Are Always With Us

I am in the midst of reading a book about the historical Jesus called ZEALOT. As with any figure from a revered past it is hard to sort out fact from myth. One certainly finds a background of revolutionary surges … Continue reading

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The Godfather

I am watching The Godfather Series on TV. We all have difficult families, but usually not this difficult. I can stand up for many family failings, but not, perhaps, for murder and mendacity. Why is this series so brilliant? Yes, … Continue reading

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Summer Dog Days

Obama is going on vacation. The congress has already left. My dog doesn’t have a vacation and resents the fact that this part of summer is referred to as “dog days.” He’s quite bored, waiting for the weather to cool … Continue reading

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OVER THE RAINBOW

I went to see a production of The Wizard of Oz. It was a big part of my childhood, just as it was for many people. I loved any movie that gave a child the possibility of escape. Escape into … Continue reading

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