Mon

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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Thursday

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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Monday

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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