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I Hurled My Youth Into A Grave

Robert W. Service was a little like Kipling (internal link). They were contemporaries, although continents apart. Both adventurers, they lived the life they wrote about. Although Jack London is most associated with the Far North and the Yukon Gold Rush, … Continue reading

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The Waste Land Read By Obi-Wan Kenobi

Okay. Sir Alec Guinness. If you’ve struggled with this poem, as I think we all have, an excellent way to approach it is by listening to a good reading. Guinness does a wonderful job. He brings out nuances not easily … Continue reading

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Kipling and Long Sentences

In my writing I try at every chance to break down long sentences into short. I do have long sentences but only for variety; short sentences, words and paragraphs are what I try to write. Think Orwell, or better yet, … Continue reading

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Where Do You Get Your Inspiration?

Perhaps from a beating? On October 4, 1986, CBS anchorman and journalist Dan Rather was attacked on the streets of New York while walking to his apartment. According to Rather, the assailant kept saying, “Kenneth, what’s the frequency?” The attacker … Continue reading

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It’s guilt edged glamorous and sleek by design

It’s easy to dismiss the Eurythmics as the┬áCaptain & Tennille of the 80’s. At her best, Annie Lennox was a female David Bowie. Keats never wrote anything better about love than she did. (Credit also attributed to David Allan Stewart.) … Continue reading

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X And 1980

In 1967, the Doors debuted their first album. On that record was “Soul Kitchen.” In 1980, X took that sedate bit of poetry about Morrison’s favorite restaurant and put lighted gasoline on it. It’s too bad YouTube has wretched audio … Continue reading

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The Cat That Walked By Himself

Kipling and his magical run on sentences. Full poem here (external link) From his collection “Just So Stories,” which he also illustrated. Then the Man threw his two boots and his little stone axe (that makes three) at the Cat, … Continue reading

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