Monthly Archives: December 2014

So The NFL Playoffs Are Here!

I turned 14 in 1956,  was a sophomore in high school and the Dodgers had lost the World Series in 7 games to the hated Yankees. That was the year of Don Larsen’s perfect 5th game which I watched on my 12″ black and … Continue reading

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“Thank You For Your Service”

I’m a ghost of the ghost of my former self from a time we poked fun at the foibles of men laughing at Bilko and Navy McHale recognizing schemers without fail even in uniform. Not so anymore.  No need to … Continue reading

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A Christmas Greeting

Toritto at 40 in 1982  I’d forgotten my hair was so BROWN! . There is nothing I can give you which you have not but there is much I cannot give which you can take. Take Joy Take Peace Take … Continue reading

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The Longest Night – A Re-Post for the Solstice

This longest night come stay with me I’ll meet you near the trees out back You always visit in a dream a soft sweet kiss and then away Consider this an invite so fitting for the longest night expected with … Continue reading

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Solstice – A Re-Post for the Shortest Day

for this Sunday! Icy cold frozen moon hanging in a crystalline sky as it was foretold Tree skeletons appear if dead save pines and ivy holly berries red Snow falls on frozen water The sun is gone The fearful cower … Continue reading

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Our Descent into Barbarism

From the Huffington Post and the Senate Intelligence Committee Report: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/09/senate-torture-report-details_n_6295396.html “On Tuesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee released the long-awaited summary of its torture report, revealing horrific details about the CIA’s post-9/11 detention and interrogation program. Detainees were subjected to … Continue reading

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Laughing at Mussolini

 Originally published in 2011    A young Benito Mussolini It’s easy to laugh at Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini today. We see him in those old black and whites. Kind of fat. Bald. Overly dramatic and theatrical.  Silly. Chin thrust out. … Continue reading

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