Monthly Archives: June 2016

Fundamentalism and Mental Illness

And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to the whole creation. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that disbelieveth shall be condemned. And these signs shall accompany … Continue reading

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Augustus, Ovid and Morality

Well it’s about 30B.C and Gaius Octavius, nephew of Julius Caesar, having defeated Marc Antony and Cleopatra was now Emperor of Rome – actually First Citizen of the State. He had left the institutions of the Roman Republic in tact. … Continue reading

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Sun City

In dreams I walk in furrows of deep crusted snow with you where we once walked in slow motion Autumn among nodding twigs and leaves of many colors before we started Winter fires loving; the flames turning crackling logs into … Continue reading

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Kronstadt and the End of the Revolution

A Re-Post from March 2015 It was the first weeks of March, 1921 in the new Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics. Kronstadt was and still is a naval fortress on an island in the Gulf of Finland. It served … Continue reading

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Gifts from Crows

Dim December’s light breaking dawn of Winter’s night reveals a naked frozen bough hosting the chorus of crows rousing us to a morning thick in ice where nothing flows save time alone leaving tiny gifts in the feeder cleared of … Continue reading

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Learning from Muhammad

Muhammad Ali died this week.  I put up a post yesterday but it seems inadequate. He and I were both born in 1942 and his death reminded me of my own mortality. I admired Ali, not only for his fighting … Continue reading

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In Memoriam – Muhammad Ali

Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on Brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday!!!

Daddy’s little girl in 1983 . And it’s my little girl’s birthday! . Happy Birthday to my little girl !! Yaay!!! All Grown Up! Many Happy Days Sweetie —————————————–

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In Memoriam

JoAnn Marie-Louise Romanelli Scarangello Her 1963 high school graduation photo.  She was 17.  I was 20. We married over the frantic objection of our parents before the year was out. She would have been 71 years old today. . I … Continue reading

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We  used to live by an ancient Roman road where the chalk gave way to clay then to grandfather’s fertile garden   lemon trees and vines. Now we walk in the footprint of the Legions passed the iron age fort … Continue reading

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