Tag Archives: personal blathering on

a welcome sight

A welcome sight, from left to right: street/general purpose glasses, studio glasses, bifocal shades.  My new prescription has been made up, and I can see again in all three modes.  Plus my street glasses are in an old favorite set … Continue reading

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on snoopy and peanuts

Like many cartoonists, I have a complicated relationship with Charles Schultz and Peanuts. I loved it as a child in the sixties and early 70s, both in the newspaper and in the book collections that were everywhere at the time. … Continue reading

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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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a former object of desire

There was a time , not so very long ago (or so it feels) that I wanted this camera more than just about anything. It was rare even then: the K1000 with brown leatherette instead of the usual black, 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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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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dolphin gray mica

“Dolphin Gray Mica” is the manufacturer’s name for the color of this small Japanese sedan.  It’s a 2013 Mazda 3 Sport, and the color is really rather pretty when you see the car in person.  It’s basically a medium grey, … Continue reading

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