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Column
Mar.26.2014
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FURY Anger is never without a reason, But seldom a good one.  Benjamin Franklin Whenever I go back to the San Francisco Bay Area, I am immersed in non-stop road rage.  Drivers swerve around you, hit the accelerator to get ahead of you, blast their horns to tell you to get out of their way and spew hate all over the highway.  I find myself getting...
Essay
Jan.27.2014
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KNIT ONE, PURL TWO AND YOU’RE FREE Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either. Elizabeth Zimmerman   I was a nervous child.  I was terrified of the horrible dangers that lurked around every corner.  If I talked to strangers because they would abduct me; I must never argue with my...
Nov.03.2013
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THE CLEAN PLATE CLUB Life is uncertain; Eat dessert first. Ernestine Ulmer Peter Svacha was halfway through eating his chocolate pudding, when the restaurant where he was eating told him it was closing time.  He was furious.  He left the place, got a chain saw, sliced a hole in the establishment’s door and crawled back to the table to finish his pudding...
Oct.21.2013
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BE GOOD TO YOUR PARENTS….OR ELSE! Appreciating your parents is the only hope for civilization. The Chinese Government & Lynn Ruth   China has decided it is a punishable crime for adult children to neglect their parents and I think that is a very wise decision. Wouldn’t it be wonderful for us all, if every nation followed suit? It is about time someone...
Article
Sep.22.2013
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PARK AND FOLD The way humans hunt for parking And the way animals hunt for food Are not as different as you might think. Tom Vanderbilt I thought when I learned how to manipulate a car in busy traffic without killing my passengers or myself, I had mastered the art of driving.  Little did I know that the biggest challenge and the worst nightmare of the...
Sep.15.2013
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Sugar Grannies? Older women are like French bread. The crust is tough, but soft in the middle. Lynn Ruth Teaching is such a poorly paid profession that many young educators have joined a dating website called Sugar Babies.  This is a service that pairs young women with older men for “companionship.”  They charge an average of $3000 a visit. Personally,...
Jul.11.2013
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YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT, LIKE IT OR NOT Everything you see I owe to spaghetti. ― Sophia Loren First, it was horsemeat.  We thought we were eating succulent bits of beef but to our horror, we discovered we were shoving Dobbin into our lasagna.  Worse, we have been devouring him topped with cheese, tomato and soupçon of lettuce in our burgers.  We were...
Jul.04.2013
WHISTLE POWER Whistle and dance the shimmy You will find your audience. Anonymous Robert Smith has been arrested several times for whistling on the streets of Portland Oregon. Residents said he was disturbing their peace.  The court listened to shop owners, pedestrians and outraged mothers’ complaints and last February, decided that Smith was free to...
Jul.04.2013
WHISTLE POWER Whistle and dance the shimmy You will find your audience. Anonymous Robert Smith has been arrested several times for whistling on the streets of Portland Oregon. Residents said he was disturbing their peace.  The court listened to shop owners, pedestrians and outraged mothers’ complaints and last February, decided that Smith was free to...
Jun.20.2013
NEWS FROM THE BRIGHTON FRINGE SHORT COMMENTARY ON WHAT IS HAPPENING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE POND  I had the unexpected pleasure of stumbling on BITCH BOXER  written and performed by Charlotte Josephine.  I am not a sports fan and I particularly abhor boxing, yet this play with its fast moving dialogue, exquisite direction by Bryony  Shanahan...