Monthly Archives: January 2009

The Elephant, Swimming

The Fall Lee Pace Cantinca Untaru Directed by Tarsem Singh (as Tarsem)               The Fall is all about the power of the image.  Don’t believe me?  Watch that opening sequence again.  Note how the Beethoven music wraps around each … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week

“We Republicans are back to throwing bombs from the sidelines as opposed to driving the agenda.”   Phil Musser, Republican Strategist, to Norah O’Donnell @ MSNBC January 26, 2009

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Overheard While Eavesdropping

            “So I don’t think she—or my family—get that this is really what I believe.  I know she just thinks it’s kind of quaint and sweet.  Like, she’ll be on a trip for work, and we’ll be on the phone.  … Continue reading

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Quotes of the Week

“You never know what your history is going to be like until long after you’re gone.” President George W. Bush, May 5, 2006 “Our challenges may be new. The instruments with which we meet them may be new. But those values … Continue reading

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Collision, Connection, Collage

          “Collage can be fun and light-hearted,even if it leads to profound insights.” Barbara Jacobsen Living Into Art               Get a stack of picture magazines, on any subject. . . art, nature, home, hobbies, sports, … Continue reading

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The Singing Supervillain

If you didn’t see Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog on the internet, you should get it from Netflix now.  Right now.  This is the only DVD I’ve ever seen where the viewer has to watch the FBI warning because it’s part … Continue reading

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            Sonoma County has a Charles Schultz airport, and, much more importantly, a Charles Schultz museum.  This little museum one of those treasures that is in your neighborhood, that you take  for granted because you’re not a tourist.             If … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week

              “The natural form of the hallways and chambers seemed to be roughly hexagonal, or sometimes curved, like a vast snail shell; or sometimes complex and unfolding, like a fern.  An elaborate machinery extruded and snapped tightly into place. … Continue reading

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Attack of the Liberal Sock Puppets

            Of course it would have to be liberal sock puppets on the attack.  Republican sock puppets would just hire mercenaries.              (I can’t take credit for that title, much as I would love to.  Some conservative pundit used it … Continue reading

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The Daily Writer

The Daily Writer: 366 Meditations to Cultivate a Productive and Meaningful Writing Life Fred White Writer’s Digest Books   I got this book for Christmas.  Fred White, a Ph.d in English who teaches at Santa Clara University, has created a … Continue reading

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