Category Archives: Cheers and Jeers

Friday Night, Sad (Shame on You, Lucky Brand)

Just about to shut down my computer tonight, I found myself looking at an ad for “dresses you can wear on Valentine’s Day and beyond” on some stupid website. Stupid, or shall we say tragic? Because this particular dress is … Continue reading

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Lindsay Graham’s NeoCon Wacko Challenger: Jeers to Lee Bright

David Weigel’s article yesterday at Slate.com provides a small, terrifying demonstration of the fundamental right’s profound misunderstanding of the purpose of democracy and the history of capitalism. In South Carolina, United States Senator Lindsay Graham, himself notably conservative, is being challenged … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Poem

“To the New Year” by W. S. Merwin With what stillness at last you appear in the valley your first sunlight reaching down to touch the tips of a few high leaves that do not stir as though they had … Continue reading

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Dead Friends I Never Met

Don’t we all have dead friends we never met? I do. People I love and feel connected to, who died before my time, but who walk with me and support me, whose work or lives give me guidance and comfort. Here … Continue reading

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“Imperial City” by Richie Hofmann

“Imperial City” by Richie Hofmann From the outset I hated the city of my ancestors. I was fearful I’d be put in the dungeon below the cathedral. The best example of the Romanesque a guide was saying in German      in English      in … Continue reading

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Springtime in Minnesota (finally)

Yesterday I went for a walk through my parents’ woods. Only a week and a half after getting 15 inches of snow, it’s now spring. Here are a few things I saw. 1) Bloodroots: 2) lots of trees and bushes … Continue reading

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Allan Arbus, 1918 – 2013

                       Rest Easy, Friend.

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