Category Archives: life

White Light/Black Rain

(The following was written after watching the excellent documentary, “White Light/Black Rain”, on HBO — detailing the aftermath of the bombing by the United States of the Japanese cities Nagasaki and Hiroshima in 1945.) I understand the stoicism of the … Continue reading

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Trapped in the Amber of the Moment

Reflecting on the death of Kurt Vonnegut I need to thank my older brothers, who turned me on to the unusual, maddeningly outrageous and ultimately mind-opening writings of people like Robert Heinlein and Kurt Vonnegut. It’s odd to consider that … Continue reading

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Finding Your Own Rhythm

While playing a CD of Thelonious Monk’s classic recordings on the way home from work last night, I reflected on something Dave Chappelle said in his documentary Block Party – that he had discovered a whole new world from listening … Continue reading

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A Simpleton Goes Shopping

What I learned this weekend: When buying things, it helps to have either money, checks or credit cards with you. There I am at the store, I spend about 15 minutes hunting down a new shirt, tie and other sundry … Continue reading

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Running On Fumes

Or, as the song that’s been running through my head all day today goes, “Running on empty… runnin’ on… runnin’ blind…” Let me just say that being in acting class for 9 hours, immediately following an 8-hour workday, is a … Continue reading

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It Ain’t Gotta Be Perfect

…or, The Zen of Starting What better time to start a blog than the first day of the year, eh?

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