Category Archives: Writing by others

We’ll Meet Again

I’m enjoying watching Picard on CBS All Access, the latest installment in the decades old Star Trek franchise. Episode Seven hit me very hard as it featured old friends reunited in a warm, sunny place of great beauty and peace. … Continue reading

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A Dead Parrot and a Lumberjack

The Parrot Sketch MR. PRALINE John Cleese SHOP OWNER Michael Palin A customer enters a pet shop. Mr. Praline: ‘Ello, I wish to register a complaint. (The owner does not respond.) Mr. Praline: ‘Ello, Miss? Owner: What do you mean … Continue reading

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We Are All Locked in The Greenhouse

This sign used to hang in one of the many greenhouses on the U.C. Davis campus. I like its chatty, humorous tone, something rarely seen when needing help. It also reminds me of Kafka’s The Castle, in which a driven … Continue reading

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The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll

The only poem Lewis Carrol published that had an unhappy ending. Make no mistake, this is a happy and sometime joyous poems that revels in the English language. Some say this is the most extended example of nonsense poetry in … Continue reading

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The Pulitzer Prize And The State of Jefferson

Winning the Pulitzer was traditionally a career making event for a newspaper reporter. And a real point of pride for the newspaper that employed the writer. It used to be simple, you won the Pulitzer. There were four original awards … Continue reading

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Deeper Into SEO

Search engine optimization means producing high ranking web pages. Quality content isn’t enough, that content must employ a variety of techniques to get your client’s website on the first or second page of Google’s search results. A company might produce … Continue reading

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We Can Be Heroes

What a set of pipes! David Bowie killing it in Berlin in 2002. At age 55. The different versions of this performance total over 118 million views. Heroes by David Bowie I, I will be king And you, you will … Continue reading

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American Heritage is Alive Online and Ongoing

More great history from American Heritage, a lay publication written for decades by famous, notable historians. I never got into this title but I did have three articles published in their sister magazine, Invention & Technology. Which is still going, … Continue reading

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The Hollow Men by T.S. Eliot

The Hollow Men by T.S. Eliot Mistah Kurtz—he dead. A penny for the Old Guy I We are the hollow men We are the stuffed men Leaning together Headpiece filled with straw. Alas! Our dried voices, when We whisper together … Continue reading

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Prufrock

Miranda Hale delivers a slower and better paced reading than most video tellings. She reads with a smile in her voice for the first minutes but then settles down. The epigraph recalls Dante’s travel through the Underworld. Seeing that Dante … Continue reading

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