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Thank you very much, El Jefe! We're finding great comfort in having so many online friends like you.
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Posted Tuesday morning, August 23, 2016. This pair of beachcombers are my in-laws, Joe and Jan Montgomery, known around these parts as Old Father and Old Mother Blonde, on one of their visits to us when we were down on Cape Cod on vacation. The picture was taken at Oyster Pond in Chatham in July of 2001. And, yes, that is how Old Father Blonde dressed for the beach, like he was out to play a round of golf early in the morning in mid-March. One time Navy man though he was, he never cared much for the ocean except... Continue reading
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Posted Monday evening, August 22, 2016. Four---four---poses for 25 cents! And ready in just two minutes! These are wonderful. Make sure you look at them all. Photographs of everyday life in 1950s NYC discovered in an attic 45 years later https://t.co/nNlkvMewgm #Trending pic.twitter.com/CVYmAVfJeN — Creative Boom (@Creative_Boom) July 13, 2016 Continue reading
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Posted Sunday evening, August 21, 2016. Came across this one from June of 2015 and decided to re-post it for no good reason except that I like it and I miss Cape Cod. Also, I still want to know, What’s her story? Hope you enjoy reading it or re-reading it, as the case may be. ___________________________________________________________________ Cape Cod. July 2008. The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster. One of a series of displays on Cape Cod nature writers: Robert Finch, John Hay, and Henry Beston. This is the Beston display. He wrote the marvelous The Outermost House, the... Continue reading
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Posted Sunday morning, August 21, 2016. Rachel Bass, one of my former Wired Critics students and a recently degreed International Studies major with a focus in Middle East/North Africa region and International Political Economy concentration and a minor in Arabic (When I tell you my students are way smarter than me, believe me. They are way smarter than me.) has been continuing her Near Eastern travels this summer in Jordan and sent along this post card and note: “Umayyad and Roman ruins (as well as absolutely NO people and a beautiful landscape) in Tabaqat Fahl/Pella, Jordan.” August 5, 2016. Rachel... Continue reading
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Posted Saturday night, August 20, 2016. Yes. Yes, he is. Hello, I wrote about how Jeff Bridges is one of my favorite actors -- and maybe one of yours, too: https://t.co/5QXiEfan6U — Bilge Ebiri (@BilgeEbiri) August 9, 2016 Continue reading
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Oh boy, lots of good comments here and much to think about! I'll try to respond to all of them soon but just for right now: Audrey and DWhite, I like the journey/stranger idea, and I especially got a kick out of thinking of Jaws as "a stranger comes to town". Trump's story can be told as one or the other, depending on the narrator's point of view. Trump's own favored version is "A man goes on a journey". He likes the idea of himself as the ambitious middle class kid from Queens making the big move to Manhattan. From the point of view of folks in Manhattan, he's the stranger who came to town. He's also Jaws.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on A Man in Full Meltdown at Lance Mannion
Net Denizen, lol! This needs to be twittered!
Thanks, Ted, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Have you seen the movie?
Thanks for your concern, Mutaman. The doc and the PTs want me up and walking and it happens that I feel best when that's what I'm doing. But I try to be careful. And I use a walker and usually have company.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Aboard the S.S. Economic Anxiety at Lance Mannion
Posted Friday, August 19, 2016. This morning I took what I regard as my first real walk since the operation three weeks ago now. They had me up and moving about the day after the surgery and I did laps around the hospital floor every day I was there. Since I’ve been home I’ve taken regular strolls up the street to the corner and back and I’ve arranged an obstacle course in the house that I navigate a couple of times a day. But it’s not a real walk unless you actually walk somewhere, and today I walked along the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Lance Mannion
Wednesday, August 24, 2016. New posts below, but before scrolling down. Please read:As you probably know by now, the "family emergency" I referred to the other day is the death of Mrs M's dad. As I wrote, it was sudden but not really a surprise, considering all he'd been through. But we weren't prepared, emotionally---whoever is?---but also financially. We didn't have money set aside for a trip to Philadelphia or for the many expenses that crop up when you're getting ready for a funeral. For instance, neither Ken nor Oliver owns a good pair of dress shoes. Coming on top... Continue reading
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Posted Thursday, August 18, 2016. Birthday boy Robert Redford as Bob Woodward with Dustin Hoffman as Carl Bernstein in All the President’s Men. Someone was wrong on the internet, again. This must be corrected. This morning I saw a post on Twitter that said today’s Robert Redford’s 80th birthday. Robert Redford is not 80 years old. Maybe in human years. But human time clearly doesn’t apply to him. If he is human, then he’s a Dúnedain, like Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings, and he just doesn't age at the same rate as the rest of us. I'm not... Continue reading
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Posted Thursday, August 18, 2016. “We were a peace movement, for Crissake!” Jim Grant, a former 60s radical back on the run from the FBI after decades underground, turns for help to his rival, antagonist, and friend from his college days, Professor Jed Lewis, a one-upon-a-time campus activist now a celebrity academic who wants nothing to do with him or their shared past in The Company You Keep, directed by Robert Redford with Redford as Grant and Richard Jenkins as Lewis leading an ensemble of great character actors and stars playing against type in a group portrait of people bound... Continue reading
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Posted Thursday, August 18, 2016. Two old friends hiking the Appalachian Trail find they have more to contemplate than the pretty scenery: their own mortality, for starters. Robert Redford and Nick Nolte in the movie based, somewhat, on Bill Bryson’s travel book, A Walk in the Woods. The walk in the woods Robert Redford as the real-life writer Bill Bryson takes in the movie A Walk in the Woods doesn’t begin outdoors when Bryson and his old boyhood friend Katz (Nick Nolte) step onto the Appalachian Trail to start their planned twenty-one hundred mile hike from Georgia to Maine. It... Continue reading
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Posted Tuesday night, August 16, 2016. This Rhode Island wind farm project could lead to far larger efforts https://t.co/m5QuP0AdP8 pic.twitter.com/MV2pxURw1c — The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) August 15, 2016 Continue reading
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Posted Tuesday morning, August 16, 2016. Some of us, if we're good and say our prayers, get to go to Paris. Longtime online friend and comrade and lately European correspondent for the Mannionville Daily Gazette Dylan Murray has been good and last month he was in Paris and filed this post card and report from the Louvre: “I loved how different this space was from the rest of the museum: the light, and the open feel. A great midpoint.” Paris. Around noon their time. July 17, 2016. Photo copyright Dylan Murray 2016. Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at Lance Mannion
Posted Monday night, August 15, 2016. 66 million years ago, dinosaurs had a REALLY bad day. @SmithsonianMag https://t.co/4uk0rFLI3I — Brian Switek (@Laelaps) August 12, 2016 Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at Lance Mannion
Posted Sunday morning, August 14, 2016. Love this - Dolphin moms sing to their babies before they're born https://t.co/imJPVQJlXr pic.twitter.com/ZhCTCWL9hB — MotherNatureNetwork (@MotherNatureNet) August 11, 2016 Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2016 at Lance Mannion
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Posted Saturday night, August 13, 2016. Our good old pal actor212 has been working from his field office in the Caribbean this past week. A real hardship post. (He wants readers to know he shot this in panorama with his iPhone and warns that “alcohol may have been involved.”) The island of Bonaire. Sunset, Saturday, August 6, 2016. Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2016 at Lance Mannion
Posted Saturday morning, August 13, 2016. Displaced Burrowing Owls now nest on a former landfill, thanks to efforts by @audubonaz. https://t.co/AHflb0PXjd pic.twitter.com/RvK3tZXQzA — Audubon Society (@audubonsociety) August 10, 2016 Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2016 at Lance Mannion
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Posted Thursday, August 11, 2016. Burt Lancaster as one of Donald Trump’s literary forebears in the movie adaptation of Sinclair Lewis’ novel Elmer Gantry. I think if Lancaster could be brought back to life at any age between 40 and 70 he’d be perfect casting as Trump and I’ll bet he’d get a real kick out of playing the hell out of the part. Being blissed out on on Percocet and Valium has taken some of the fun out of watching Donald Trump and the GOP’s collective meltdown. It’s left me feeling too detached. Instead of reveling in the malicious... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at Lance Mannion
Posted Thursday morning, August 11, 2016. When Texas was at the bottom of the sea. https://t.co/Qz44TJnG0i — Smithsonian Magazine (@SmithsonianMag) August 10, 2016 Continue reading
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Posted Wednesday evening, August 10, 2016. Longtime blogging comrade, Twitter and Facebook friend, and fellow upstate New Yorker Andrew Haggerty has taken clan way upstate for a vacation in the Adirondacks. Long Pond, Willsboro, New York. Around quarter after eight, Saturday evening, August 6, 2016. Photo copyright Andrew Haggerty 2016. Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at Lance Mannion
Posted Wednesday evening, August 10, 2016. Coyote attacks force closure of Montebello park: "People are not food for coyotes" https://t.co/hE5zO4Dyrv pic.twitter.com/D2AIuMJf8m — Los Angeles Times (@latimes) August 10, 2016 Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at Lance Mannion