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2017/18 Skis season is here


Most years, I am rusty on day one.  Muscle memory vague/weak.  Not this year.  Maybe because of 28 days on the slopes last year, but I could get into the rithym immediately this year.  So many frustrated dreams over the … Continue reading

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Two Years Eight Months and Twety-Eight Nights


Great novel by the incomparable Salman Rushdie.  Highly recommend.  Genies to blame for ISIS.  Sounds right to me.

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Who to loathe more?


When despicable blowhards like Cruze, Rubio, Kasich, Bush (Jeb), Carson, Trump, Paul Ryan, etc. say outrageous and hurtful things about Syrian refugees, I really want to defend them and say of course we should welcome them, especially the Muslims. Actually … Continue reading

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The Agony of Hoarding


My mother is one of the worst hoarders in recorded history.  Whenever I watch shows on hoarding, there will only be one house involved.  Thanks to inherited wealth, my mother has been able to fill five properties and an unknown … Continue reading

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Read Vacant Possession by Hilary Mantel


Very dark comedy. Had trouble forcing myself to finish reading. Really sharp writing but not much more fun than reading Othello.

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Salman Rushdie’s Memoir


Lermontov meant “A Hero of our Time” to be an ironic title since his hero was far from heroic. Rushdie was not certainly not heroic in all respects, but if anyone deserves the title for the world of literature and … Continue reading

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Salman Rushdie threatened again


I have just started reading his memoir. Really enjoying it so far. So angry to read that Ahmadinejad is threatening him anew.

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