November 10, 2010

Wed. Getting light here. Temp at 19. Yokelly nothing much going on of note worth remarking or even marking in the first place. Local gnus is more election stuff. Miller is suing SOA. Palin’s attorney sure has a lot of money to play with. Wonder where he gets it? We have yet another Police Report […]

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November 9, 2010

Good Tues. 18 degrees here or thereabouts. We watched a 1933 film last evening, The Emperor Jones, based on a play by American playwright Eugene O’Neil and starring Paul Robeson as Brutus Jones. The play created quite a stir when it was first produced in 1920. Robeson took over the role from another African-American actor […]

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November 8, 2010

Happy Mon. About 15 degrees here. We have some fresh snow lining the tree limbs, which is pretty. We watched a documentary, The Times of Harvey Milk, that won awards in the 1980s when it was produced. It’s a good complement to the film Milk starring Sean Penn. The same year (1978) Milk was assassinated, […]

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November 5, 2010

Good Thurs. Day is dawning. The fuel oil guy has come and gone and quiet has descended on the neighborhood once more. 32 degrees. I am reading selections from the Arabian Nights. Not the cute children’s stories you remember. Major themes are fate, lust, insanity, beating and whipping, decapitation, diabolical magic, human-into-animal transformations, mutilation, adultery, […]

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November 3, 2010

Wed? Is it Wed already? What happened to Tues? This feels like a new country. I guess now we can be sure there will be cuts in government spending. Yokel gnus is one foot in front of the other. Locally, lots of election roundup stuff. We have to wait two weeks for the Division of […]

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November 1, 2010

Good Mon. +24 here. Might be nice later. We watched the 1982 movie Ghandi over the weekend. It’s long but absorbing, covering Ghandi’s career from a young London-educated lawyer in South Africa to his long struggle to lead the Indian independence movement against stiff and often stupidly brutal British resistance. If you don’t know much […]

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