Monthly Archives: November 2015

Wall Street Journal Fashion

Earlier this year, I let off steam about the ridiculous advertisements for watches in the Wall Street Journal. We quit our subscription to the WSJ in July, not because the newspaper is so ardently Republican in its editorials, but because … Continue reading

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Poem for Thanksgiving

Composed while waiting outside Chicos and Caché   The days grow much shorter with Thanksgiving near, Let’s rush to the mall and let’s buy all the gear. The TV ads tell us don’t miss such a steal — Go shopping … Continue reading

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                                                   ELEGY   I look through rain-splashed glass and see A world so drear and gray: … Continue reading

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WAITING FOR ME   She stands waiting… waiting, staring at the surging sea, perfection poised on the harbor wall, unmindful of the ocean’s salt spray or the westerly wind that wilds her wet hair. She hides her face but her … Continue reading

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President Hollande of France says the ISIS attack on Paris is a declaration of war. Whether or not his words are mere hyperbola, France is a member of NATO, a military organization formed to go to the assistance of any … Continue reading

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In April and May 1944, troops from the United States and Canada arrived in western ports of the British Isles. They joined up with British military on the south coast of England, but well away from the shoreline to avoid … Continue reading

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Despite the glowing reviews by Stephen King, Lee Child, and Jeffery Deaver, I was disappointed with Saturn Run, a joint venture novel between John Sandford and Ctein. The novel uses extrapolation of current scientific knowledge or strongly expected breakthroughs in … Continue reading

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