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Serendipity

Recently, I purchased a DVD of “Cleopatra” with Theda Bara’s picture and name on the cover with other members of the cast of her version. Even after reading that all but 6 minutes had disintegrated and members of the movie … Continue reading

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“Biologise”

The other morning, the Biomimicry Institute presented a webinar called “Introduction to the Biomimicry Process and Defining Your Challenge” supporting their Biomimicry Global Design Challenge for student teams. The goal of The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge is to mobilize thousands … Continue reading

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“a bucket full of gold”

This afternood I’ve been watching—and rewatching— “A Child’s Garden of Poetry.” If you’re looking for a way to spend a quiet Saturday, I recommend this HBO/Poetry Foundation presentation. Listening to children between seven- and eleven-years-old talk about the artistry and … Continue reading

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William McGonagall, a morality play

Yes, I know the poems of Scots poet William Topaz McGonagall pale compared to the likes of William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Glenda Bailey-Mershon, Susanna Lang, Adam Wyeth, and Christine Swanberg (and thousands more). However, in being immortalized as “the worst … Continue reading

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Characters

When I first wrote this for the Jane’s Stories blog, I’d seen two fairly new movies that I’d missed when they were in first run.  I don’t get to the theater very often, mostly because of the economy. However, on … Continue reading

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Cranky Women 2

Originally posted August 11, 2014, reviewed and revised in light of the current political climate In his blog entry “Understanding Angry Old White Men” of August 10, 2014, my friend Dr. Gerald Stein stated: “Males pass through a stage of … Continue reading

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Hard Choices

I’m about halfway through Hard Choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton[1], having finished her Living History[2] not long ago, and I’m impressed not only with her experience and thought processes, but with her writing as well. She gives each event personal … Continue reading

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