Steven Bridenbaugh
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As a child, I decided that I would become a nuclear physicist. I dreamed that the prettiest girl in third grade was my secretary, as we rode around in a spaceship. I read all the Hardy Boys mysteries. About that time, my parents started saying that I talked too much. I was sent to a prep school on the East Coast. For me, it was a lonely and sometimes cruel place. It didn't bother me that often. As Barney has said, "Our Imagination is a very good place to be!" In 1985, I remodeled a kitchen, and used the money to buy a bicycle. I trekked to Sun Valley, Idaho, and became a ski bum. I now am somewhat arthritic, and I read a lot of theology books. My soul is decidedly triangular.

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Clown Talk on Early Childhood Education

Posted on March 16, 2017 at 11:17pm 0 Comments

After listening to Mick Mulvaney's talk about Meals on Wheels and programs for Early Childhood Education, I am foaming at the mouth. Here is one of my bumbling rambles, this one about the fact that the public funds that are invested in the early childhood years pay off more than they do for any other age group.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imrh2L-qMp0

In Defense of Political Witchcraft

Posted on March 16, 2017 at 8:00am 7 Comments

Proposal for a new National Bird, (the Dept. of the Interior doesn't believe that
eagles need to be protected…
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42

Posted on November 24, 2016 at 9:40pm 4 Comments

42. The answer to life, the universe, and everything, is: 42. I've thought this over very thoroughly. Well, you didn't ask me 42 what? OK, retrieving from memory banks... this won't take 5,000 years... I'm afraid you might be disappointed. I am giving you the answer to the…

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Negotiating... With Team Trump

Posted on November 17, 2016 at 12:06am 2 Comments

I was confounded, confused, even delirious in my disappointment with the election of Donald Trump. I couldn’t imagine a more implacable foe to all the ideals that I have carefully nurtured, since my initial enthusiasm about the world, back in the Sixties. I had a resounding headache, which so plagued me that night that I went out into the street, to visit an old Mom and Pop grocery store that continues to survive in my neighborhood. I wanted to see if they still stocked those headache…

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BORIS FOR PREZ!

Posted on October 11, 2016 at 2:00pm 5 Comments



--Note. Jonathan Wolfman is a character in this play, but in this play, he is a completely fictional character. I know very little about Mr. Wolfman, other than that he has a radio show. 

SCENE: In the corner of a city apartment, Jonathan Wolfman sits at a computer desk, which serves as his recording studio and online radio station. Sitting next to him is a striking gentleman, with a head of snow white hair and wearing a well-tailored suit, who sips tea…

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The Merlin of Modesto

Posted on September 14, 2016 at 9:30am 2 Comments

 

In one of my earliest memories, I am five years old, and fireflies are gracefully circling over a meadow near a lush forest. I know it was in the Eastern United States, a much greener place than this. Certainly not Modesto. And I can remember making circling lines on lined paper, trying to convince another child that I could write like grownups do. These memories are more abstract than visual to me now. The far past is dim, but somehow all the forgotten fantasy, the little…

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Feeling depressed, dealing with it, and why Planet Fitness it right for me

Posted on February 17, 2016 at 8:25pm 2 Comments

I. Feeling depressed, and dealing with it

This morning I woke up early, and got out of bed at around 5:30. This would seem to be a good thing, but in my case it is not because my work schedule has recently changed. After a year of working a full-time schedule of midnight and early morning shifts, I have been given a straight shift, which means I am to work the same hours every day. Good news! Unfortunately, the best time for me to be at work is the afternoon, preferably after two…

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The Truth is Stranger than Fiction

Posted on January 29, 2016 at 10:51pm 10 Comments

I am steadfastly opposed to the very concept of the conspiracy theory. The world has no use for them. They only serve to conceal the truth, which is far worse than that. For example, Donald Trump, despite his pompous reality show presence, is actually only a hologram, the output of a computer virus. It is the latest variation of Go-Slobo, retooled and retrofitted from the computer program that was used to take over the former Yugoslavia. The provenance of the other Republican…

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Here Come the Irish!

Posted on December 23, 2015 at 9:30am 5 Comments

I was sitting in the darkened auditorium at Kent, watching the weekend movie. I had no date, it was before Betsy, so it was probably my Junior year. I was feeling pretty burned out, and this weekend movie was a welcome escape. I think it was a John Wayne movie. One of the outlaws came up to Mr. Wayne when he was tying up his horse, and pushed him into the water trough. Wayne got up, picked up a piece of firewood, and hit the guy right in the face. That was a spectacular act of…

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A Meditation, after Thich Nhat Hanh

Posted on December 5, 2015 at 8:30pm 5 Comments

I have become very fond of a little book, How to Love, by Thich Nhat Hanh, which I carry with me in my pants pocket. I occasionally take it out to read one or more of the insightful essays in the book, about what it is…
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Clown Talk on Early Childhood Education

After listening to Mick Mulvaney's talk about Meals on Wheels and programs for Early Childhood Education, I am foaming at the mouth. Here is one of my bumbling rambles, this one about the fact that the public funds that are invested in the early childhood years pay off more than they do for any other age group.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imrh2L-qMp0See More
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Steven Bridenbaugh commented on Steven Bridenbaugh's blog post In Defense of Political Witchcraft
"@Wolfman-- Religion "spreading on its own" -- it does sound like a disease, if not magic. What I mean is that the ideas of Christianity may have passed from person to person, among ordinary people, before any missionaries arrived. I am…"
Mar 16
Maui Surfer commented on Steven Bridenbaugh's blog post In Defense of Political Witchcraft
"Oh, and for all the purists out there I meant Lazarus not Jeebus though neither clearly was ever re-animated."
Mar 16
Jonathan Wolfman commented on Steven Bridenbaugh's blog post In Defense of Political Witchcraft
"Good piece. One point i hope you'll clarify:   I don't understand the idea that "religion spreads on its own".  This implies that religion is magical and acts independent of human will and purpose. That makes little…"
Mar 16
JMac1949 Today commented on Steven Bridenbaugh's blog post In Defense of Political Witchcraft
"One thing for sure, those who elected the Beast "45" were definitely spellbound."
Mar 16
Steven Bridenbaugh commented on Steven Bridenbaugh's blog post 42
"I like the suggestions, especially #4. If the State could reapportion these revenues more equitably, the problems of schools in low income areas would evaporate. It would be interesting to try to go over all of the propositions thoroughly, so that…"
Nov 25, 2016
JMac1949 Today commented on Steven Bridenbaugh's blog post 42
"I heard that in Ireland a retirement health benefit is a daily free pint of Guinness Stout."
Nov 25, 2016
JMac1949 Today commented on Steven Bridenbaugh's blog post 42
"Not a bad plan.  R&L"
Nov 25, 2016
koshersalaami commented on Steven Bridenbaugh's blog post 42
"Interesting list, even if I'm not sure of the financial feasibility of some of it or the political feasibility of some of it. If I understand where you want to go, I'll mention a few points that I think would help your list…"
Nov 24, 2016
koshersalaami commented on Steven Bridenbaugh's blog post Negotiating... With Team Trump
"Good I like the sharks and the seniors"
Nov 17, 2016
Zanelle commented on Steven Bridenbaugh's blog post Negotiating... With Team Trump
"Ha,,,Mars is the one solution I havn't heard yet and it is a good one. Thanks for the smiles. I need all the help I can get to survive this sad time in our history."
Nov 17, 2016
Steven Bridenbaugh commented on Steven Bridenbaugh's blog post BORIS FOR PREZ!
"It was hard enough to get the facts on Yeltsin. I'm not sure, even now, if the facts jive. Of course, that is what fiction is for. It's OK to use a few factoids."
Oct 12, 2016
koshersalaami commented on Steven Bridenbaugh's blog post BORIS FOR PREZ!
"I was kidding. I've met Jonathan. Jonathan is who brought me to blogging. In case you're curious, he's based in Maryland in the suburbs of Washington, DC. "
Oct 12, 2016
Steven Bridenbaugh commented on Steven Bridenbaugh's blog post BORIS FOR PREZ!
"If there really is a Sheila, I suppose I must say that my Sheila is completely fictional. At least as fictional as my Wolfman is. My men in black resemble, but are not the same as the men in black from the movie with the same name. More like Pulp…"
Oct 11, 2016
nerd cred commented on Steven Bridenbaugh's blog post BORIS FOR PREZ!
"They didn't wipe their memories?"
Oct 11, 2016

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At 6:48am on March 22, 2015, clay ball said…

I agree, the comments and  conversations were a great part of OS.    :)

At 7:48am on March 14, 2015, clay ball said…

Thank you, Steven!  I'm so happy to see that you are here too!   :)

 
 
 

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