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The Trumpet Summons Us

The Trumpet Summons Us

  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ The recurrent refrain is that Hillary and Bernie are poles apart. The Democratic Party is riven into warring camps. On the one hand, we have a DINO and on the other, we have a Socialist. There is no common ground. Regardless of the implications for the general election, Bernie and Hillary are locked […]

By February 5, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Stoking Up the Creative Fire: Absinthe versus Coffee

Stoking Up the Creative Fire: Absinthe versus Coffee

A post in which I ramble about Prague, absinthe and espresso. “After the first glass of absinthe you see things as you wish they were. After the second you see them as they are not. Finally you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world. That is […]

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Monsanto’s Roundup Kills and Damages More Than Weeds

Monsanto’s Roundup Kills and Damages More Than Weeds

Protests against Monsanto’s Roundup, with its poisonous, weed-killing glyphosate, have spread around the globe. An arm of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared it a probable cause of cancer in 2015. California’s Environmental Protection Agency (CA EPA) recently decided to label it as such. Environmental groups and activists in Northern California, a region known for […]

Julian Gallo Explores the Consequences of Leaving It All Behind in His New Novel ‘Breathe’

Julian Gallo Explores the Consequences of Leaving It All Behind in His New Novel ‘Breathe’

“Looking back at ‘Breathe’ I could see that in a way it was a cry for help, a yearning to leave the past behind and move forward towards bigger and better things.” – Julian Gallo “Sometimes you put up walls not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.” […]

By January 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Film Review: Taxi Driver

Film Review: Taxi Driver

Tagline: “On every street in every city, there’s a nobody who dreams of being a somebody.” “You talking to me?” The most imitated and memorable line from Taxi Driver, was voted as the #10 movie quote by the American Film Institute. Taxi Driver (1976) is about an introverted, increasingly unstable ex-Marine, Travis Bickel [Robert DeNiro], […]

Alan Rickman 1946-2016

Alan Rickman 1946-2016

It has been a very rough start to the new year, losing so many incredible people so suddenly. Today. a small tribute to Alan Rickman, an actor and director of wit and humor and great intensity. Most young people know him from the Harry Potter films. though one of my favorites has always been “Truly, […]

Flaming Blue Heart – 2016!

Flaming Blue Heart – 2016!

      voteblue.blogspot.com True Blue must win through! Two views collide Wrangling inspirations It’s a primordial clash Venting fears and frustrations Bravely we hold Onto our hopes There is so much at stake Seems freedom’s future Is up against the ropes! Does the public understand? Is it rich fighting poor? Or clan against clan […]

By January 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
SHAKE IT ANNE by Adrienne Dillard

SHAKE IT ANNE by Adrienne Dillard

I was born in 1981.  The disco era was coming to a close but many of the fashion and pop culture choices continued to linger on, morphing into a Technicolor explosion of neon, glitter and glam rock and roll.  I was just a child at the height of this brave new world, but the glamor […]

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