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Sep.12.2012
In case you're curious, below is the initial response to yesterday's violence, where radical Muslims killed the US Ambassador to Libya, and a few other people, because of an anti-Muslim film made in California by Israeli Jews. But just to be clear, Obama is now "strongly condemning the...
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Sep.12.2012
Hi, gang! This is from my lofty colleague, M. Christian. He will be in New York City later this month. If you live around there, here is where he will be appearing! So go check it out!! CLASS: TES MEETING: RELATIONSHIPS SIG - POLYAMORY: HOW TO LOVE MANY AND WELL DATE: Wednesday,...
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Sep.04.2012
The screenplay I wrote earlier this year, Tell My Bones, is a semi-finalist in the Austin Film Festival. I am deliriously excited!!        
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Aug.30.2012
It's been a rough week and a half. In addition to Bill's suicide and what that did to my reality for a few days, there was also another tragedy of similar proportions that threw me for a loop last week. Because of that, I didn't really want to post to my blog last Thursday that it was the 86th...
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Aug.22.2012
I will post more about this in the coming days -- I will post a memorial or a tribute. Some of you knew Bill as a colleague and friend -- a brave publisher and a gifted writer. Most loyal readers of this blog only knew him as "Bill" -- the friend who came to live with me for awhile last summer....
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Aug.19.2012
Genocide Watch, the International Alliance to End Genocide, is in essence predicting another genocide in South Africa, this time of its white farmers. On a scale where 8 means genocide is under way in a country, South Africa has been hovering between 5 and 6 for a while now -- so far, 3000...
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Aug.09.2012
Yes, because it is getting ready to storm here like crazy, I won't be taking my morning walk. So, instead, I am finally posting to the blog again before I spend a couple hours this morning doing more homework!! Life is good, gang. Sorry that I haven't been able to post too frequently these days,...
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Aug.01.2012
Well, gang, I am officially back to school!! After a mere 19 years... And guess what? I got slammed with homework on the very first day! That is so not fair -- it's still summer around here!!! But, seriously, I am feeling very excited about it. So far, so good!!
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Jul.27.2012
For my birthday, my housemate gave me an Amazon gift certificate. I bought a really nice leather-bound "study" edition of the King James Bible for school, and with the leftover money, I bought a copy of one of my all-time favorite children's books, One Morning in Maine, and it should arrive by...
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Jul.25.2012
Several months ago, I was given an old box of cassette tapes by my Dad. The box is one of those drawer-type boxes, made for storing cassette tapes in, so I was given not only all these old tapes, but the box to carry them in, as well. Since I drive an old Camry, I am always in need of...
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Jul.23.2012
Or, in this instance, in the CAKE!! Yes, even at my rapidly advancing age, it just isn't a birthday without a bona fide birthday cake!! Here's the cake mom brought to the cookout on Saturday evening (where we all met my cousin's grandson for the first time!!). (There was another birthday dinner...
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Jul.20.2012
Yay. Three days now of rain. Finally. I have been doing visualizations that August will be a month full of rain. Here's hoping the trend continues. (Even if it means that I never get to go check out that cool pool surrounded by pine trees one fine evening in the near future...) My whole yard has...
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Jul.18.2012
Well, I loved Moonrise Kingdom. It did not disappoint! In fact, it went so far as to surprise in several areas of the story -- which is rare these days, isn't it, gang? So imagine my happy delight when I came home that very evening only to discover that Johnny Depp is set to star in Wes...
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Jul.16.2012
This evening, I am finally going to get to see Moonrise Kingdom. I have been looking forward to it since -- I don't know -- since whenever I first saw a preview for it. Long before the Cannes Film Festival. I am a fan of Wes Anderson films -- the way he sees life, families, relationships, in...
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Jul.15.2012
Early this morning, I decided I wanted to be out in nature again -- go for a walk by the creek, etc. It was overcast out, which I kind of liked. So I headed out on the new bike path that goes into the woods and follows the creek. The one and only time I walked a long this new path, I went as...
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