Tag Archives: history and culture

fun and games at the drugstore

Humorous social commentary? Minor but effective rebellion against the Man?  Someone a little bored chopping wood and carrying water at the big chain drugstore?  Regardless, since everything’s the same price, there’s no harm done.  And it’s so great to see.   … Continue reading

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armstrong day mixed grill

First, Happy Armstrong Day.  On July 20th 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin of NASA became the first human beings to walk on the surface of another world.  Those of you who are too young to remember that day, and … Continue reading

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omar sharif

Movie lovers (and bridge players) were saddened today to learn of the death of Egyptian actor Omar Sharif.  Although he acted in French and Arabic as well as English and worked to great acclaim around the world for many years, … Continue reading

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cool camera!

Start with an oooh, and stretch it way out: “Oooh … cool camera!”. It is, rather– the F3T is the titanium bodied version of the great Nikon F3 all manual pro camera of the early 1980s.  It was super strong … Continue reading

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today at target

All the diet soda in the world!  Also sweatpant shorts, protein bars ($5 Target card if you buy 3), and one of those little RFID blocking things you put in your wallet to keep identity thieves from stealing your credit … Continue reading

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does a dog have buddha nature?

In my phone’s picture roll today, a cat may not look at a king, but accidental positioning made it seem like a dog was looking at Budai, or Ho Tei, the folkloric figure people call the Laughing Buddha.  (Kekionga fans … Continue reading

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on the events of the day

On the events of June 26th, 2015 This blog was designed from the beginning to be non political. Indeed, one of its primary goals was to be a safe haven from politics, a quotidian quiet spot to consider words and … Continue reading

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internet sunday: pickup truck dreaming

The oddest things can be found in the “download” section of the old tablet- like these reference shots of my favorite pickup truck, the postwar (1946) Hudson Big Boy. It was love at first sight when I saw a battleship … Continue reading

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underwater wordplay, and a note from the blogger

Blogger’s note: News broadcasts and the serious and thinky parts of the internet are particularly grave today, concerned with tragic and confusing events.  In the personal sphere, people in my life are facing losses of their own.  I have strong … Continue reading

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earwigs and phil hartman

I just opened the front door to bring in the mail, and there was a giant, disgusting earwig in the mailbox. And that made me think of Troy McClure, and of how we may remember him from such other nature … Continue reading

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