Monthly Archives: December 2016

It comes to decades

Much therapy seems based on guided self-discovery of patterns. Life has its own therapy, through reflections on points in time. So in addressing a new year and an old, one can reflect on where things were five or ten years … Continue reading

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From Paris Requiem by Lisa Appignanesi (2001). At a graveside service: He heard a sob and wondered whether it was his own. He had come a long way to do his grieving… Thought I’d left it at home

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Faded Fame

Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows: I guess faded fame is better than being humble when it’s entirely deserved. That’s for sure. As sure as advertising and promotion guarantees, anyways.

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Meet The Patels

Came across this 2014 documentary, Meet The Patels: A period in the life of Ravi Patel and his family, as shot by his sister, Geeta Patel. How it came together: All these angles and edges when one’s parents try to … Continue reading

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She said: Love is blind. Somehow, I always had the feeling that he would keep me happy forever. I really loved him a lot, but with no hope. When I think about it now, I’m glad that he didn’t agree … Continue reading

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Always There

Someone reading a pocket book in the long store line, December 24. Impressed that someone thought to bring a book. Impressed that anyone was reading a hand-held book, though see more of it on the buses. Expressed my admiration. She … Continue reading

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Nia Peeples – Kissing The Wind

The video: From her second album, Nia Peeples, released in 1991. Single released in 1992. Mix: Nia Peeples. Another one seeming to come and go, though less so that one might first suspect.

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Terri Nunn: Moment

Came across this cassette of Terri Nunn’s Moment of Truth, released in 1991. Remembered her from Berlin, but tired of “Take My Breath Away“. Thought Moment of Truth was quite good, with excellent vocals: Turns out it was her only … Continue reading

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All this cycle

Blasts and bombs, all this will go on, of course, because those whose women and children are being killed for nothing will also try to use force to eliminate their adversaries. This is a natural process and it is yet … Continue reading

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Transgression Mirage

Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows: People often find ways of minimizing their transgressions while maximizing those of others. I guess they are trying to fool God, as well as us, and probably themselves. It’s always good to be seen … Continue reading

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