Monthly Archives: December 2016

Why the Passing of Debbie Reynolds Has Put a Knot in my Stomach


The glamor and good cheer of Singin’ in the Rain exuded America’s poise and confidence, and, if you will, its essential goodness and freedom, made possible by that great generation of young men and women who had put their lives on the line for a part of the world so very distant from their plains, prairies and skyscraper cities. Of course the Russians and British were responsible for this remarkable feat as well but it was America, in my mind, the likes of Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds who seemed to personify that new world order of American grit and grace. Continue reading

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Slouching towards Bethlehem


Turning and turning, Mother Earth is turning but can her center hold this time around as Winter Solstice is upon us once more yet the stars too dim and angels too far to hear or see us —    This … Continue reading

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Ho, Ho, Ho… or is it No, No, No?!


Ho, ho, ho… It’s that time of year for a little Christmas cheer… Aleppo may be burning and those Cabinet picks may soon be churning as the year is turning… Our year: There once was a boy named Will who … Continue reading

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