October 24, 2013

Happy Mon. Dark and wet here, 39 degrees. Saturday morning the temp was 12. Still no snow in the flats, including here. We’ve been watching the six-part documentary Eyes on the Prize about the civil rights movement in the US in the 1950s and 1960s. The first three hours are excellent, using archival film and […]

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October 24, 2013

Good Thursday. Somewhat clear here and cool at 21 degrees. We watched in interesting documentary on Hawaiian Pidgin that was originally broadcast on PBS. It’s a potentially technical topic that they handled very well for a popular audience. Pidgin is alive and well in the Hawaiian Islands. It originated among multilingual groups of plantation workers […]

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October 7, 2013

Happy Monday. This is your lucky week, running from 7 to 11. Temp here 32 and wet from what would be snow if it were colder. We watched a classic film set in Rio de Janeiro (River of January), Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus), about a black trolley conductor (Orfeu) who jilts his fiancée when he […]

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