How to tell a story

How to tell a story

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Perils of journalism

Secular publisher hacked to death in latest Bangladesh attacks

http://gu.com/p/4dzv3?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Bloggeroid

National press

All Portland, Ore., streetcar lines shut down due to flooding, local media reports - @KOINNews http://koin.com/2015/10/31/halloween-one-of-the-wettest-days-of-2015/?cid=twitter_KOINNews

Will Harriet be able to get home?

Change of plans

I wanted to go out to dinner to celebrate but Harriet needs to get stitched up and I'm stranded without a car.

What the hell, I'll bake bread.

Zero sum universe

Just got a call from Harriet at the emergency room. She got bit by a dog.

Miracle

Draft done at 65 pages. I'll send it to readers tomorrow.

How did this happen? I have no idea. I felt like a secretary, not a writer.

Start to finish was  six days.

Light at end of tunnel

This mysterious, magical, mystical ride I'm on, typing out the play in my head, is almost over. I'm on page 57 with two scenes to go. I may finish the draft this weekend.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Ambrosia

I swear, nothing beats a glass of ice cold buttermilk!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Creative magic

The new play draft is moving right along. I'm feeling engaged but also a tad irrelevant: this play is writng itself. It seems to have come to me fully formed. I'm not a writer. I'm a secretary. A fascinating journey, in which I feel like a passenger.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Changes

H's oldest son, an SF artist, visiting for the week. Easy to have around.

Almost $100 for a vet to say she doesn't know why Sketch is acting weird. Dementia?

Consistent progress on play. Long one act or short full length? Do know I want it performed without intermission.

Will need to network for reading etc ... It's a collaborative art. I have been out of the local theater network for some time now.

Onward.

Gone but not forgotten

US star Abby Wambach, the leading scorer in the history of international soccer, announces her retirement - @ESPNFC https://twitter.com/ESPNFC/status/659083590827966464

Monday, October 26, 2015

Tick tock

I thought you might like this story from The Washington Post.
Climate change could soon push Persian Gulf temperatures to lethal extremes, report warns
http://wapo.st/1OS8LHM

New by Thomas Strah

Love this one!




More art by Strah.

A helping hand

Have opportunity to help the proof who hired me at PSU in the 90s publish family stories he's assembled, this while fighting cancer. Lunch Friday for details.

Yep

Higher Education: Capitalism At Its Most Despicable: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Truthdig/~3/hU6NRXoz0F8/

Happy birthday to me

#76. Who would've thunk it? Not I, that's for sure. Something of a miracle to still be standing with my faculties, more or less.

And with a gift! I've been visited by the Muse of Theater, which is extraordinary. We parted great friends some years ago. But certain stories require certain ways to tell them, and an amazing idea for a contemporary story about my "dancing on the Titanic" theme popped into my head without invitation, I started fiddling with it, and now I have 17 pages of script I really like, a structure and concept I really like, and I know my ending. Not sure how to get there yet but I'll figure it out. A new play. Extraordinary. Title, HUNGER STRIKES, with its double meaning.

No details at this time. Not sure I'll finish it, don't want to use energy on anything but developing it. But I'll say this: a cast of five, and American Indian history plays a prominent role. In a sense, this is Titanic Lite, the themes of my complex prose work in development delivered in a more traditional format. You sit in the dark and watch. Not hyperdrama ha ha!

I'm writing this on Celtx Script in the Kindle Fire, and it is working like a charm.

Nothing special planned for the birthday. Stopped that years ago. In fact, only got and only will get one card ... from Harriet. In fact, the housekeeper is here today, so I'm spending hours in the basement office, which is good, I already updated some web pages with my canon hypertext link. And I'm sure I'll do some writing. Already did some banking, too. H used to be the banker. I don't particularly like doing it but I at least REMEMBER doing it. We got in trouble when she did money things and then forgot, so I took it all over. Most of it is automatic, actually. But I keep a close watch on everything.

Eager for the WS to start. Not rooting for anyone. 7 games, I hope.

Sketch been acting weird ... at first, thought it was something physical but no longer, it seems to be psychological, if that makes sense for a dog. Comes and goes, like a mood. Watching him closely.

Well, to work. Happy birthday to me, you old fart.

New Cold War?

From Chronicle:

RUSSIA
Undersea cables seen as critical, vulnerable New York Times | 275 words WASHINGTON - Russian submarines and spy ships are aggressively operating near the vital undersea cables that carry almost all global Internet communications, raising concerns among some U.S. military and intelligence officials that the Russians might be planning to attack those lines in times of tension or conflict.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Home made pasta for lunch



Price of pro football

From Chronicle:

Jim Plunkett traveled a long, hard road to Super Bowl glory - and now he's paying the price. Plunkett led the Raiders to two championships, but only after he endured seven years of punishment on bad Patriots and 49ers teams. He spent eight more seasons with the Raiders, enjoying long-sought success but still absorbing countless crunching hits. This explains the lingering pain he feels today, at age 67. Plunkett has had 18 surgeries, including two knee replacements, one shoulder replacement and several operations on his back and neck.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

R.I.P.

I thought you might like this story from The Washington Post.
Mark Murphy, jazz singer of freewheeling virtuosity, dies at 83
http://wapo.st/1kDIbpg

Got that right

I thought you might like this story from The Washington Post.
College textbooks are a racket
http://wapo.st/1LnYnDB

Not over till it's over

Amazon

Whatever else one might say, Amazon has the best customer service, hands down, than any company I've ever dealt with. Numerous experiences - including an online chat tonight - to back this up. Extraordinary, really.

Hear, hear!

Neil deGrasse Tyson: 'I want people to welcome science into their lives'

http://gu.com/p/4ddjm?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Bloggeroid

Richard Bausch

Picked up used paperback of THE LAST GOOD TIME, high on my fav novel list. Good film, too, also very hard to find. No cultural class to honor these gems. I was mad to try to write seriously here. Should have left the country in my 20s or 30s. Well, managed somehow to survive anyway. Here I am.

Bern editorial

I thought you might like this story from The Washington Post.
Make college free for all
http://wapo.st/1jD9u2L

Modern sports

I thought you might like this story from The Washington Post.
UCLA quarterback has game away from the field thanks to dorm room hot tub
http://wapo.st/1XpggaD

Seattle (Chronicle)

Mariners hire Servais
Chronicle News Services | 398 words
The Seattle Mariners hired former Giants catcher Scott Servais as their manager Friday, giving the job to someone with ties to the new front office but no experience running a team.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Bridge of Spies

Terrific movie! First, an old-fashioned Cold War political thriller, in the Graham Greene tradition. Of special interest to me because I was in the Army Security. Agency, a young Russian linguist, during much of the story's action.




My novella Baumholder 1961 focuses on the more surrealistic aspects of my military experience. Also in paperback.



Home sweet home

Historic storm

Documentary

Meryl Streep and Sean Penn push India's Daughter into awards race

http://gu.com/p/4dh93?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Bloggeroid

The Bern

Guns

Fatal Mass Shooting at Tennessee State University Believed to be 294th in 2015: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Truthdig/~3/B4x5FsWJeFk/

Perspective

Here it comes

Patricia, strongest storm ever recorded in W Hemisphere. Well, until next year.

Feel like I'm watching a slow motion suicide ...

Thursday, October 22, 2015

UCLA

Great first half v Cal.

Stressful week

Bummer.

How U.S. loses brain power

Ahmed Mohamed accepts scholarship in Qatar after Texas clock incident

http://gu.com/p/4dg7z?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Bloggeroid

Old age

Bob Dylan review – relaxed, mellifluous and wholly intelligible

http://gu.com/p/4dghf?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Bloggeroid

Hanging in ...

... barely. A tough week.

From the Chronicle: temperatures rise, economies fall

"Climate change is essentially a massive transfer of value from the hot parts of the world to the cooler parts of the world." "This is like taking from the poor and giving to the rich," Hsiang said.

No safe place

Police: At least 4 students wounded as masked man attacks school in Trollhattan, Sweden; suspect shot - @AP http://www.breakingnews.com/item/2015/10/22/police-at-least-4-students-wounded-as-masked-man

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Yes!

Iceland does what the US won’t: 26 top bankers sent to prison for role in financial crisis: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheRawStory/~3/tbRKl2dd7LY/

Revisionism

Ha ha!

Smart man

Joe Biden announces he will not run for president in 2016

http://gu.com/p/4dg69?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Bloggeroid

Quotation of the day

The moment you start bringing your personal belief system into governance, then that’s the end of pluralistic democracy. We have words for governance like that and they’re called dictatorships. You have a belief system, you have a philosophy, and that philosophy has some adherence and others have their own philosophies. Those are your personal truths. One of them is, “Jesus is your Savior.” I’m not going to say that Jesus is not your savior. That is your personal truth. But, in a country where we have different religions, if the person who said: “Jesus is your Savior” is going to govern a pluralist country, then their legislations must be based on objective truths, not personal truths.

And personal truths are not only religious. You can have political personal truths. You keep those to yourself or your political group. But, to impose them on others is to do away with the freedom that a free democracy gives you. Now, getting back to your point, we have people in Congress whose job is to pass laws. If they pass laws based on things that are not objectively true, that’s the beginning of the end of an informed democracy.

--Neil deGrasse Tyson



Eyesight

I misread the clock, thought I was getting up at common time of 3. Oops, it was 2.

Iced coffee and toast hit the spot anyway.

My favorite time of the day: peace and quiet!

WS teams could be decided today.

Been writing a bit, dabbling, no pressure. Not sure I'll do the LABOR to finish anything.

Heard from daughter of wonderful grad school neighbors, obits of each parent, not released until both passed. Very special friends at the time, then lost touch. It happens, takes effort for it not to happen. A wonderful, happy, hallucinated period of my life.

The prof who hired me has cancer, with wife keeping a blog, moving, filled with support from family and friends. Reminds me how little of both I have. My passing will be like an anonymous leaf dropping from a tree. My priorities in life gather dust in archives.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Trends III

Americans are drinking themselves to death — and alcohol is ruining more lives than all other drugs combined: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheRawStory/~3/B5t9eHqz2zU/

Brain power

CIA director's email apparently hacked by high school students

http://gu.com/p/4deax?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Bloggeroid

La de dah

New 2015 Wealth Data Reveal U.S. Inequality at Its Ugliest: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Truthdig/~3/HHO_qUYahtY/

About Denmark

Paul Krugman Stands Up for Sanders, Dismantles Right-Wing Lies About Denmark's Economic Success Story: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/118705273/0/alternet~Paul-Krugman-Stands-Up-for-Sanders-Dismantles-RightWing-Lies-About-Denmarks-Economic-Success-Story

Foreign Lit

How Amazon Quietly Became America's Biggest Publisher of Translated Literature: http://www.newrepublic.com/article/123150/americas-biggest-publisher-literature-translation-amazon

Trends II

Oslo moves to ban cars from city centre within four years

http://gu.com/p/4ddpg?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Bloggeroid

Trends

Humanities research is groundbreaking, life-changing… and ignored

http://gu.com/p/4dc7h?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Bloggeroid

Starting the day off right

Breakfast sandwich with buttermilk roll

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Strategy

Bernie Sanders announces speech to explain principles of ‘democratic socialism’ to US public: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheRawStory/~3/7P9ANiLPRnw/

Breakfast

Did some of H's chores, rewarded with breakfast out. Slow progress, I think. Hope so.

Another stressful morning ...

... H overloaded with various committee chores, saying she has to quit all this, true enough, but I've been hearing this for months. Lots of talk, no walk.

Wish I could go on a solitary vacation and return when she quits whining and gets her shit together. I haven't been able to sell the benefits of reflection, solitude, "dropping out."

Thoreau: I came into the world not to change it, but to live in it, be it good or bad. Do nothing wrong.
This morning I wrote the first two sentences of a short story. A title popped into my head: NOW AND THEN. An old man, of course, a title full of multiple meanings. We'll see if I finish it. I've been thinking of returning to the short form where I began. More manageable. In practical terms, they are best to launch a career ... agents were writing me for a novel after my short stories began to appear and win awards in the late 60s, early 70s, but by then I had fled to playwriting.

I have another beginning I like, written right after H's heart attack. Two stories that are "new" to me and short enough to manage. Maybe I'll givem them a dance.

Old age is something new, that's for sure ... well, not in the universe but to the individual. The lost purse experience was scary. H found it before she totally lost it, thank the gods.

I worry about it. She also is beginning to lose her balance. She is older than I am and it shows.

Baking bread, then buttermilk rolls. Something positive done today!

*

For kicks, looked up PRISM INTERNATIONAL. When I began writing short fiction, I wanted to publish here and in THE LITERARY REVIEW because these two had international audiences and content and were highly respected. I made both.

Well, I discovered the archives there have just been digitized! I added a link to my 3 stories there in another post. They have become very high tech ... prefer online submissions, for example. In my day, they paid $5 a printed page ... now it's $20. If I finish a story, I may send it there.

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"This can't be right."

A loaf of sanity in a sick world

Great news!

http://digitalcollections.library.ubc.ca/cdm/search/collection/prism/searchterm/charles%20deemer/order/nosort

PRISM INTERNATIONAL, the Canadian literary journal that helped launch my career, has digitized its archives. All journals should do this. Links to my 3 stories are above.

Adventurous theater

Wish I could see this! Long article in Chronicle about this daring company.

The Hypocrites' Pirates of Penzance: Directed by Sean Graney. Through Dec. 20. $29-$89. Berkeley Repertory Theatre at the Osher Studio, 2055 Center St., Berkeley. (510) 647-2949. www.berkeleyrep.org.

Panic

H couldn't find her purse last night. Much searching and panic. She'd been gallery hopping all afternoon. "I've never lost my purse!" I went online and checked credit cards. No activity.

She finally found it outside. She'd set it down at the door and left it there.

Old age. "A wakeup call."

Landscape

Headline in Chronicle:

Yosemite: Warming takes a toll
Lyell Glacier, largest in the park, is melting, may be gone in 5 years

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Amazing and dumb

With lead in game and seconds left on clock, University of Michigan fumbles snap and Michigan State returns for touchdown, giving Spartans 27-23 win - @si_ncaafb https://twitter.com/si_ncaafb/status/655523975372496896

Turmoil on campus

Berkeley to fire 'love letter to learning' professor

http://gu.com/p/4dbjy?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Bloggeroid

In Chronicle

Overdue books: Portland State University librarians in Oregon finally got their hands on two overdue books - a half century after they were checked out. Someone put two books checked out in 1963 into a book drop, accompanied by an anonymous note. The note acknowledges that the books are "outdated - yes - but I'll let you decide their fate now."

Memory

I forgot to brew my coffee last night!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Massacre in Palo Alto

35-10, still in first half.

Exxon

Exxon's climate lie: 'No corporation has ever done anything this big or bad'

The truth of Exxon’s complicity in global warming must to be told - how they knew about climate change decades ago but chose to help kill our planet

http://gu.com/p/4davv?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Bloggeroid

Not progress

There Seems to Be Nothing We Can Do About Valued Journalistic Pieces Disappearing From the Internet: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Truthdig/~3/idfnO5UGm8Y/

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Conflict

Sanders Won the Focus Groups and Online Polls. So Why Does the Media Say Clinton Won the Debate?: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Truthdig/~3/eVdUoKjAK6o/

And then ... ?

Boys trail girls in literacy and numeracy when starting school

http://gu.com/p/4d935?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Bloggeroid

Hear, hear!

Cartoon

Football

Tomorrow night's UCLA game at Stanford may be the Bruin's game of the year. They got their reality check with a loss. Now how can they grow from it? If they can win, the growth will be significant. I think they have a shot, despite injuries. We'll see.

Great morning

Gerry Mulligan, iced coffee, making bisciuts ...




H in Vancouver for meeting about troubled grandson, which the kid's mother should be taking. H doesn't need this shit. But she doesn't know how to say No. Her kind heart is easily taken advantage of.

Challenge

Nerd nation has beaten UCLA 7 years in a row! Tomorrow the Bruins go to Palo Alto ...



All games
2014/11/28  UCLA       10  -  Stanford   31 L                              
2013/10/19  UCLA       10  -  Stanford   24 L                              
2012/11/30  UCLA       24  -  Stanford   27 L    ** PAC 12 CHAMPIONSHIP ** 
2012/11/24  UCLA       17  -  Stanford   35 L                              
2011/10/01  UCLA       19  -  Stanford   45 L                              
2010/09/11  UCLA        0  -  Stanford   35 L                              
2009/10/03  UCLA       16  -  Stanford   24 L                              
2008/10/18  UCLA       23  -  Stanford   20 W                              
2007/09/0



Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Wrigley Field celebration





Game changer?

Gun shop must pay nearly $6 million to Milwaukee cops seriously wounded by gun bought at store, jury decides - @AP http://news.yahoo.com/gun-shop-ordered-pay-millions-injured-police-officers-223257328.html

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Buttermilk rolls

I even make the buttermilk.


Best in crowded field

Students at their best

'I'll Show You Obscene': Campus to Protest Concealed Guns with Unconcealed Dildos: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/10/12/ill-show-you-obscene-campus-protest-concealed-guns-unconcealed-dildos

Perspective

Robert Reich: One of the Most Important Differences Between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/117288381/0/alternet~Robert-Reich-One-of-the-Most-Important-Differences-Between-Bernie-Sanders-and-Hillary-Clinton

Hear, hear!

We Need More Scientists in the Public Square: http://www.newrepublic.com/article/123103/we-need-more-scientists-public-square

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I was a Linus Pauling groupie at Cal Tech the year he wrote NO MORE WAR.

Before & after



La de dah

The rich get richer: One-percenters now hold half of all global wealth: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheRawStory/~3/AOyXZgFbmNQ/

Venus! Jupiter!

Dazzling in the morning sky.

And now ...

Food chain collapse predicted in world’s oceans: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheRawStory/~3/OIt1QpYU2NY/

History

The lost women: forgotten female photographers brought to light

http://gu.com/p/4d8vb?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Bloggeroid

Monday, October 12, 2015

Obit

when I see an obituary
I look at the age of death
and if it's less than my own
I knock on the wooden table
and am puzzled by my fate

Ha ha

What a comeback in 8th!

Kansas City Royals come back from a 6-2 deficit to beat Houston Astros, 9-6, and tie series, 2-2 - @SportsCenter https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/653679907302715396/photo/1

History

Ten direct actions by women that changed the world

http://gu.com/p/4d853?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Bloggeroid

Not just here

'Nothing to celebrate': leftists in Spain lash out at Columbus Day celebrations

http://gu.com/p/4d8gg?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Bloggeroid

Barcelona mayor joins other leftist officials in decrying holiday that honours Columbus’s arrival in the New World: ‘Shame that a nation celebrates genocide’

Overdue

It’s Time to Stop Celebrating Columbus Day: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Truthdig/~3/oB6E35R2b-M/

There are more

UCLA at Stanford, Thur, ESPN - Go, Bruins!

Oh well...

Today's news

Antarctic ice is melting so fast the whole continent may be at risk by 2100

http://gu.com/p/4d863?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Bloggeroid

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Poem of the day

October 12: Best Wishes On This Native Americans Day: http://crooksandliars.com/2015/10/october-12-best-wishes-native-americans

Only after the last tree has been cut down,
only after the last river has been poisoned,
only after the last fish has been caught,
only then will you find money cannot be eaten.

~ Cree Prophecy

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Columbus Day

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/10/09/columbus-day-laurence-bergreen-on-the-holiday-s-strange-heritage.html

"Capturing this deep ambivalence about Columbus, Mark Twain wrote in Pudd’nhead Wilson of Columbus Day, Oct. 12: “It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it.”"

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Too lenient

MLB suspends Los Angeles Dodgers' Chase Utley for Games 3 and 4 of NL Division Series following illegal slide that injured Ruben Tejada - @AP http://www.breakingnews.com/item/2015/10/12/mlb-suspends-los-angeles-dodgers-chase-utley-for

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Cartoon

Yep

Meteorologist: Accepting climate change ‘doesn’t make you liberal, it makes you scientifically literate’: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheRawStory/~3/ZVNgXoOEGcg/

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Quotation of the day

In the current Nation magazine ...

"This is really happening. The Arctic and the glaciers are melting. The oceans are rising and acidifying. The corals are bleaching, the great forests dying and burning. The storms and floods, the droughts and heat waves, are intensifying. The farms and savannahs are parched and drying. Nations are disappearing. People are dying. Mass extinction is unfolding. And all of it sooner and faster than science predicted."

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Lazy bones

Whenever I begin to worry that I'm getting lazy and doing too little "constructive activity" in my old age, I just have to glance at my literary archive to think, How in hell could I write so much in one lifetime? I was obsessive 24/7 for half a century! Forgive me if I poop out now ha ha.

But progress actually continues, just very slowly. Picked up the uke again, banjo progress, novel brooding, a new dvd project (grunt work).

Cooking the great stabilizer.

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To say nothing of the pundits

Baseball's postseason music makes me want to scratch out my eardrums

http://gu.com/p/4d7v5?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Bloggeroid

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Challenge

Miles Ahead: Don Cheadle on doing Miles Davis justice on screen

http://gu.com/p/4d79k?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Bloggeroid

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Sickness

Inglis, Florida: home to the 1,000th US mass shooting since Sandy Hook

http://gu.com/p/4d7bj?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Bloggeroid

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R.I.P.

Coral Reefs Die as El NiƱo Heats Up: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Truthdig/~3/jt7_FMGriJ0/

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Straight up

Sanders: Real Change To Transform Our Country Does Not Happen Without A Political Revolution: http://crooksandliars.com/2015/10/sanders-real-change-transform-our-country

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Saturday, October 10, 2015

What's in a name?

Rapper Wiz Khalifa cited in Pittsburgh for public urination, police say - @PittsburghPG http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2015/10/10/Rapper-Wiz-Khalifa-nabbed-on-the-South-Side-for-public-urination/stories/201510100130

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Brains

Video: With just seconds left on the game clock and trailing by 7 points, Rutgers spikes the ball on 4th down to lose 31-24 to Michigan State - @SBNation https://vine.co/v/e0FtBualtFH

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Cougs hang in

Washington State University beats University of Oregon 45-38 in double overtime - @710ESPNSeattle https://twitter.com/710ESPNSeattle/status/653026847211450370

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Korean marinaded chicken with roasted vegies




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Yep

Bernie Sanders in Tucson: Immigrants Are ‘Doing the Hardest Work in America’: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Truthdig/~3/bZ0DAItfq0w/

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Quinoa bread


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Yep

It took me two hours to get my hands on an AK-47 — welcome to America: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheRawStory/~3/H0h1tDgFcu0/

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Friday, October 9, 2015

Terrific

Killer Care: How Medical Error Became America’s Third Largest Cause of Death: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Truthdig/~3/bYd3d0wDQ5M/

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Epidemic

N Ariz yesterday ...

Texas Southern University in Houston on lockdown after at least 1 person is shot at student housing complex, police say - KPRC2 http://www.click2houston.com/news/hpd-texas-southern-university-on-lockdown-after-at-least-1-person-shot-near-campus/35747894
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Nobel Prize

Svetlana Alexievich, the Dostoevsky of Nonfiction: http://www.newrepublic.com/article/123075/svetlana-alexievich-dostoevsky-nonfiction
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Easy to say

It’s Time For Big Corporations To Pay Their Fair Share: http://crooksandliars.com/2015/10/it-s-time-big-corporations-pay-their-fair

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Upcoming holiday


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Mariners fire manager

3 for 3

All my teams won yesterday. Sweetest, big Washington upset over USC. Would have been blowout if Wash. QB could hit wide open receivers. 3 TDs missed that way! Kept over-throwing (nervous Freshman).

4 playoff games today! Dancing on the Titanic ...

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Quoting Oregon Senator Wayne Morse

From my play...

So if you asked me, Wayne Morse, name

            the one thing in our country that you

            think will do more to strengthen

            American foreign policy in the next

            half century, you might be surprised

            at my reply. I would say, Do something

            to protect the educational standard of

            American boys and girls.  Do something

            to protect American brain power.

            Because the only sure and lasting

            defense of peace is a highly educated

            and enlightened citizenry.

***

Surely he's rolling over in his grave.
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Sports!

2 playoff games and a Pac 12 football game, starting at noon. Dancing on the Titanic!
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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Waiting for Harriet


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Energy ...

... has tanked this eve. Barely awake to watch playoff. Go Cubs.

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Not our sport

South Africa crushes USA 64-0 at the Rugby World Cup to advance to the quarter finals - @ASICS_ZA https://twitter.com/ASICS_ZA/status/651814612686532617

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The American way

Large U.S. Firms Hold $2.1 Trillion Overseas to Dodge Taxes: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Truthdig/~3/vrVQSIoyT8w/

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Experience and good sense

‘It’s insane’: Combat veterans shoot down NRA ‘fantasy world’ of ‘good guys with guns’: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheRawStory/~3/O5WmUw6JXf4/

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Mary Cain leaves Oregon, returns to New York

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Crisis, one of many

Buttermilk rolls

If they taste as good as they look ...



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More baking

Buttermilk rolls in oven ... quinoa bread in hopper.

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Olive bread


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Progressive model

Sweden Is Moving Toward the 6-hour Workday — and It’s Turning Out Great: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Truthdig/~3/M7uM0xeWP5k/

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Shameful

Doctors Without Borders airstrike: US alters story for fourth time in four days

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Better than nothing

California Gov. Jerry Brown signs 'right-to-die' bill legalizing physician-assisted suicide in state - @CapitolAlert https://www.gov.ca.gov/docs/ABX2_15_Signing_Message.pdf

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Zinn

What the Classroom Didn’t Teach Me About the American Empire: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Truthdig/~3/1vNbDGPw-m0/

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Statistic

Roseburg Shooter Mercer Killed One-Third the Annual Gun Death Toll of England and Wales: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Truthdig/~3/uhiWcL4mqj4/

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Small dogs rule

Chasing away a bear ... must be Sketch's cousin.



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Biscuits


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Bottom line

Afghan hospital bombing: MSF labels US airstrike a war crime as it withdraws staff

"Under the clear presumption that a war crime has been committed, MSF demands that a full and transparent investigation into the event be conducted by an independent international body,” Stokes said. “Relying only on an internal investigation by a party to the conflict would be wholly insufficient.”
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Rye


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No breakfast yet


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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Twice beat

UCLA beat by ASU - and by themselves. Took 3 and a half quarters for them to make a game of it.

Good for team in long run: stops the hype and exaggeration.

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Comeback of day

Los Angeles Angels score 5 in 9th inning, beats Texas Rangers 11-10 - @CBSDFW https://twitter.com/CBSDFW/status/650418939063721984

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Saturday = football + ...

...

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Another screw up

Death toll rises in suspected US airstrike on Afghan hospital

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Reality

Guns R Us: The Stats Behind America’s Firearms Industry: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Truthdig/~3/Psfr2as6Fdk/
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UCLA on TV

Something to look forward to today.

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Aftermath

Oregon college shooting is all the more reason to carry guns, say local residents

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Autumn leaves


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Funk

zzzzzzzzzzzzz

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No blinders

994 mass shootings in 1,004 days: this is what America's gun crisis looks like

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When the bankers want something ...

Top Banker: Climate Change Threatens Global Financial Crash: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Truthdig/~3/BwnQM_ILuV4/

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Predictable

Gun sales up in Roseburg today.
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1spot left

LA or Houston or Minn? Wild card week!

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Redux

"Only a revolution in thinking can stop the media, politicians and firearms lobby from having to trot out their well-rehearsed lines after every mass shooting

America's gun massacre blues seem to play on an endless loop"

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Plot thickens II

Vatican: The only 'audience' Pope Francis had while he was in Washington was with openly gay former student and his family - @AP http://www.breakingnews.com/item/2015/10/02/vatican-the-only-audience-pope-francis-had-whil

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The question

Naomi Klein: 'Why do we look away from the horror of climate change?'

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Plot thickens

Vatican: pope did not show support for Kim Davis

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

American exceptionalism

10 Things Harder To Do In America Than Buy A Gun : http://crooksandliars.com/2015/10/10-things-harder-do-america-buy-gun

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Redux

Numb

I keep pinching myself: surely American politics is an absurd comedy playing out in a dream. Fleshed humans of such ignorance and dishonesty would never be taken seriously - unless, of course, the culture itself was as sick. I keep pinching myself but I never wake up.
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Amazing GOP math

Is this the day?

I get off my butt and do some yard work?

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Read the book, see the film

Naomi Klein's Radical Guide to the Anthropocene: http://www.newrepublic.com/article/122981/naomi-kleins-radical-guide-anthropocene

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