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Animal Wisdom

We have a seaside cottage on the Sunshine Coast in Gibsons, British Columbia. We awoke early during the morning of March 6th, and as always we began our day by looking out our windows at the ocean below. For a long while we studied by eyesight and binoculars a sight we’d never before seen. It …

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And You Know That For Sure

Love is the answer And you know that for sure                                      -John Lennon, “Mind Games” On February 18th, Yoko Ono published at her own expense a full-page letter in the New York Times entitled Imagine Peace 2011. She framed her letter as a missive to humanity. She spoke in her voice for herself and on …

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The Dream Chamber

I have removed the individual posts entitled: The Dream Chamber 1-6. I send my heartfelt gratitude to the many readers worldwide who have sent me comments and responses. Your responses have significantly influenced my final revisions. The Dream Chamber is now available for sale at: www.amazon.com/Dream-Chamber-Memories-American-Family/dp/1434887057/ref=sr_1_24?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1313034780&sr=1-24 __________ The Dream Chamber is a full-length work of …

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Jane Austen in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

    “If I Were Determined To Get a Rich Husband”: Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Austen, and the Life of the Common Human Routine  ‘Your plan is a good one, where nothing is in question but the desire of being well married; and if I were determined to get a rich husband, or any husband, I …

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Karl Rove: The Paradigm of Struggle

Review of “Courage and Consequence,” by Karl Rove

Poor Poor Pitiful BP

Poor Poor Pitiful BP -with apologies to Warren Zevon Well, we blew open the bottom of the seas Plowing her depths for our ill-gotten grease Now our caps won’t work and because of that wretched AC Everyone on earth can witness our catastrophe Poor poor pitiful BP Poor poor pitiful BP Oh, Anderson Cooper won’t let …

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John Sandford’s 20th Prey Novel

  It sometimes seemed to him that there was an invisible hand behind it all, and it wasn’t a beneficent hand. Evil in the world.   John Sandford’s twentieth novel in the wonderful chronicles of Lucas Davenport is called Storm Prey. In a multitude of ways, it’s an extraordinary extension of this superb series. The …

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Masterpiece: The Literature of John Sandford

Wicked Prey by John Sandford G.P. Putnam’s Sons (May, 2009) The Literature of John Sandford The essential American soul is hard, stoic, isolate, and a killer. – D.H. Lawrence Western civilizations distinguish rigorously between what we usually term serious or high art, such as literary novels, poetry, and drama, classical painting and sculpture, classical music, …

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Mad As Hell

We must lay down our anger, put aside our madness, end this awful distraction of our best selves.

Calamity and Comedy

-People are crazy and times are strange. [Bob Dylan]  On January 13, 2010 the nation of Haiti was visited with calamity.  In response to this epic and awful emergency, the conscience of humankind has been moved to extraordinary sympathy, sorrow, and action.  Countless individuals and numerous nations have replied to the disaster with heartfelt grief and empathy, and with …

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