Category Archives: words

language or etymology

Dave Price is a big fat idiot

Dave Price is a big fat idiot     Dave Price in today’s Post has a column about the upcoming elections. Dave Price who has banned me from his pages and refused to run my mother’s death notice (Barbara Hayms … Continue reading

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All that jazz

I don’t mean to sound snitty or disrespectful and in fact I am a donor for the first time in 50 years, and I bought three or four sets of tickets but as a former journalist—who in fact wrote about … Continue reading

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Credits to their genders

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We are the world

Gertrude Stein said I write for myself and strangers. As I sit the world around me is increasing, approaching 9 billion souls and bodies. I am actually South County today, so we are more like 2 million not the 60,000 … Continue reading

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There’s a person out here turning Chevy into jazz

(for Ted Gioia, apologies to John Stewart; shout out to Jamie Stewart) In Palo Alto there is a homeless woman camped out in the gap between the CVS – which uses only one entrance since Covid and has the other … Continue reading

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Anna for Congress: Or, what is the sound of half a brain clapping?

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Because I was reading Jerry Mander ’In The Absence of The Sacred’ (1992), Dr. Cindy Russell put me in charge of the ‘Earthwise Traditions’ section of Stanford’s Earth Day, and that led directly to me founding a company Earthwise Productions”

   

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North Carolina ’tis strange, passing strange

I just got a short note from director Christopher Burris, who has been teaching and workshopping and producing at a university in North Carolina and I admit I don’t know Greensboro from Winston-Salem other than it is not Asheville or … Continue reading

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Loving a pig, eating a turkey or chicken

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From Ides of March to ‘Whan the Aprille’, earth day, Earthwise, beisbol et al or just giving it a sniff

Shakespeare said or repeated to beware the Ides of March but more significantly it was Chaucer who said “Whan that Aprille with his shoures soote/ The droghte of March hath perced to the roote” which 100 years later or more … Continue reading

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