Category Archives: Personal history

Port of Oakland

We did a walk yesterday along a path by the Port of Oakland, along the backside of all those huge gantries that are seen from all across the bay, but especially from the Bay Bridge. (Expand the pic, and you … Continue reading

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Home

Home is the place where, when you have to go there, They have to take you in. Robert Frost

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Day Off; Two Links

Feeling a bit under the weather today — temperature up about a degree, and sleepy — so I’ll just post a couple links without comment.

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LQCs: Preferring Simple Answers to Complex Problems

First for today, a blast from the past. From 2009. This is a song from Les Miz, which we watched on PBS last week. Susan Boyle. Watch the clip above from the beginning, until at least about 1:15 when she … Continue reading

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Music: Phil Collins: In the Air Tonight

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Music: Depeche Mode, It Doesn’t Matter

This past weekend, with family members (and dog) here for the long weekend

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Cooper the Bernedoodle

This weekend we’re being visited by Y’s son M and his wife H from LA, and their dog. I posted on Facebook a couple days ago a concern about what would happen when our three cats experienced a dog for … Continue reading

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LCQs: Our Eroding Civil Society; Health Update

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Declinists and Decadence: TV/Movies? Science Fiction?

Quillette, Kevin Mims, 20 May 2022: Undiminished by Decadence Subtitle: “I grew up in the 1960s and ’70s and I’m happy to report that, for the most part, television and mainstream cinema today are orders of magnitude better than they … Continue reading

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LQCs: Polarization; Grooming; Sacrifice; Documentary

My partner had never seen this movie, so we began it last night and will finish tonight. Meanwhile, this week’s issue of The Week has a nice summary, on its “Best columns: The U.S.” page, of this Washington Post opinion … Continue reading

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