Over the years, the Christmas season, fraught with expectations and obligations, has become problematic for me. It was different when my children were small- I enjoyed their anticipation and the fun of watching them revel in the rituals of decorating, of holiday treats and baking, of gift choosing and wrapping, of visits with family and friends. It was never about the religious aspect at all. The mythology and pageantry, and the old familiar music! and the sheer fun of the season were all…Continue
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Screenplay: A (Paul Webb)
Lead Actor: A+ (David Oyelowo)
Lead Female Actor: A (Carmen Ejogo)
Direction: A (Ava DuVernay)
It is one thing to watch the news on one’s black and white television set, news that was selected and edited and scrutinized for pubic consumption. Seeing it courtesy of Walter Cronkite was…Continue
Some times things don't work out and in the case of the pirate ship it appears I got screwed. On Monday afternoon after I loaded the last of the 18 or 20 boxes of my worldly possessions onto the boat, I was returning the two wheeled cart to the dock gate when I ran into the marina…Continue
It was a New Year’s Eve in the ’90′s
and I was at loose ends.
I decided to skip the midnight show
and go to a party with friends.
After the obligatory dance with my hostess
to her then-favorite popular song
(If memory serves correctly,
it was Lionel Ritchie’s “All Night Long”),
I scanned the room for possibilities
and was struck by a frame that loomed ahead of me.
A dirty-blonde woman in a little black dress,
first of all, the link to my post on OS so you can see what this is about and not just get the visuals. i will just paste in the OS post later on for those of you who don't want to frequent OS.
I FOUND SOME PICS OF RUBY WHO IS A…Continue
Newly-discovered correspondence reveals that reclusive author J.D. Salinger thought Burger King’s hamburgers were superior to those of other fast-food chains.
Fine–have it your way.
I’m sitting in the Burger King on Route 30 in Framingham, Mass., nursing a cup of bad coffee. Apparently the #2 hamburger franchise in America isn’t following…Continue
Added by Con Chapman on December 30, 2014 at 6:58pm — No Comments
Into an empty year we go
Taking in new molecules
Here he is, making a hole in the counter to accommodate the stove-top.
Arrival of the counter -
by Tommi Avicolli Mecca
Just rewards: Dick Cheney and company are indicted and tried for their crimes against this country and humanity, including the torture they approved and the lies about weapons of mass destruction that got us embroiled in endless wars in the Middle East, resulting in the loss (and still counting) of so many lives on all sides. They are all found guilty, guilty, guilty.
Law and disorder: Cops across America are stripped…Continue
As I look back on 2014 and prepare the Gerbil Interactive Media Group (Gerbil News Network, Gerbil Sports Network, Gerbil Entertainment!) for a public offering in the white-hot stock market of 2015, it is appropriate that I give potential investors a candid and unsparing view of our business prospects.
How’re we doing, as the late Ed Koch (1924-2013) might ask?
Koch: “What did I do to deserve this…
In the church I come from—which is not at all the same church to which white Americans belong—we were counseled, from time to time, to do our first works over.
The Paramount Western set as seen in an episode of The Brady Bunch
Photo credit: …Continue
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She paused at the gate and gazed at the moon which seemed to beckon her into another realm magnetically. A tree to her…Continue
Added by Zanelle on December 29, 2014 at 9:03am — No Comments
It’s the week after Christmas, too soon for the dreaded envelope containing the credit card bill for ill-fitting and ill-advised purchases that have already been forgotten or broken, but which have yet to be paid for. I’m sitting in our little colonial town’s sponging house, waiting for the next shipment of debtors who’ve maxed out their credit lines and gone, in the words of Buzz Lightyear, to infinity and beyond.…