Category Archives: Living My Life

Recharge your battery!

There is a new ad by a product called 5 Hour Energy that I found really appealing—until I had a chance to think about it. [1] Then I found it appalling. Today I’d like to write about the appalling part. … Continue reading

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Assembling a Convidium

Nope. Not a word (yet) so far as I know. I hope to have the better known “colloquium” after all the members of the convidium see the movie clips. So, for instance, there are two reflections on forgiveness that I … Continue reading

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Cherished Memories-1

This is what you think it is, but it might not be where you thought it might be. It is the International Airport of Vienna, the Flughafen Wien-Schwechat. When I saw it, I laughed out loud. I was the only … Continue reading

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It’s a PG sort of coffee shop

In Sam Raimi’s film, For the Love of the Game, he sets up a scene in an airport bar. An insensitive boor begins regaling the woman on the barstool next to him with his extensive knowledge of the Yankees. [1] … Continue reading

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Halloween

I just don’t get Halloween. Not as a big deal celebration. I get a few things. I get the language underpinning of it. I know, for instance, that the -een of Halloween is properly “e’en.” In the Scottish version of … Continue reading

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Ebb Tide

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide … Continue reading

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The Star Spangled Banner as a Commons

ill you all rise, please, and join us in the singing our our national anthem?” It doesn’t sound all that hard, does it? But, as everyone knows by now, it can be made extremely difficult and we have done that. … Continue reading

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