Archive for October, 2011

Lots of OWS Excitement Last Night

Thursday, October 27th, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

My neighbohood and others were bustling with OWS activity last night. I was curled up on the couch with the cats, happily watching America's Next Top Model, but for the longest time the sky was filled with helicopters and ...

Sybil Exposed

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

I'm sure many of you have already heard about this book Sybil Exposed, which is said to challenge what must be the most famous Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) case: Sybil. Last week, the author of the book and a ...

Leonard Bernstein is an Acquired Taste, It Turns Out

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Except for West Side Story. I'm still warming up to Leonard Bernstein's Missa Brevis, which a member of my choir, Brent, said was originally written for a play about Joan of Arc. I meant to remember that and ...

Pat Buchanan—More Racist Than I Thought

Monday, October 24th, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

I found these on Talking Points Memo. These are from Buchanan's new book, the chapter “The Last Chance”: "Our intellectual, cultural, and political elites are today engaged in one of the most audacious and ambitious experiments in history. They are ...

Inspiration

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

I don't do this often, because I have a tendency to be too easily influenced. I read Tolstoy and whatever I write the next day has the flavor of War & Peace. But I copied this line from ...