Monthly Archives: July 2016

The hand of a working artist

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Government of the people, by the people, for the people

I couldn’t really watch any of the Republican Convention. The whole affair made me sick to my stomach. I read postings and articles about it in social media including newspapers and listened to some coverage as well. I have to … Continue reading

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“Relax” by Ellen Bass

Bad things are going to happen. Your tomatoes will grow a fungus and your cat will get run over. Someone will leave the bag with the ice cream melting in the car and throw your blue cashmere sweater in the … Continue reading

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Why is it so hard to let things go?

I just retired. It’s summer. Part of what I have been doing is going through “things.” Books, collections, photos, paperwork, magazines, files on innumerable subjects, artwork, wires and connectors (God knows to what), objects. Trying to pare down. To simplify. … Continue reading

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Wow! Moby Dick

I just finished reading Moby Dick. For the first time. Somehow in school I was never required to read it. Somehow in all the reading I have done for my own personal pleasure since, I have never been enticed by … Continue reading

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Morning at the Botanic Gardens

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That is enough

Today we ended Tai Chi class by doing the Six Healing Sounds. Connected with simple movements, these sounds are intended to rid the body of negative emotions and energies and to replace those energies with positive ones. When one participates … Continue reading

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Patricia Barber

Last night, JB and I went to the Green Mill to hear Patricia Barber. Barber plays there nearly every Monday night, when she isn’t on tour or working at her Michigan home. The Green Mill is Al Capone’s old hangout … Continue reading

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A real person answered the phone

Today we began the process of leaving Bank of America, and put-ting our money in a local bank. Yes, there are a few community banks left. Of course, there is no guarantee it won’t eventually be gobbled up by hungry corporate … Continue reading

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“The Man with the Beautiful Eyes” by Charles Bukowski

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