Monthly Archives: September 2007

ramblin’ tommy

September is nearly over. Schoolreally gets in full gear in September and Autumn officially kicks off between the 21st and the 24th. September wasthe 7thmonth of the Roman Calendar. The Latin word, Septemmeans 7 and that is the number of … Continue reading

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Nomad

I spent a few years of my youth riding around in the back of a 1956 Nomad station wagon, orange and white. It had no a/c, of course, so we laid towels down in the summer to keep from burning … Continue reading

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mac & cheese

The staple of most starvin’ college students is mac and cheese. Ah yes, that wonderful food thatcomplements anything. As American Chef, James Beard, wrote “Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” Never underestimate the power of a good solid … Continue reading

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Brown Cup

I have a cup, simply my favorite cup. Things taste better from that cup, …coffee, tea, whatever. Makesme think as you drink how I always reach for it and how I am more comfortable with it for “we are cups, … Continue reading

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chances

They came and they went at the First Chance and vice versa at the Last Chance, the two taverns in my hometown. Pickeled eggs were consumed liberally without cholesterol concerns and lager was quaffed in copious amounts. In the corner … Continue reading

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“Todo saldra en al colada.”

When I put on a fresh shirt orI jump into bed between recently changed sheets, I am revived. In the immortal words of Don Quixote, “Todo saldra en al colada.” (All will come out in the washing.) It is true. … Continue reading

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questions revisited

All my life I have asked Who? what?where? when? why? Voltaire advised that we judge others by their questions rather than by their answers. It has been written that we childrenbecome adults whenwe start asking questions that have answers. I … Continue reading

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Le style c’est l’homme

“The style is the man.”…or as the French would say Le style c’est l’homme.(George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon) I have tried to be a stylist using convention when necessary but also working toward expressing me in all I wear, say, or … Continue reading

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Of Emerson and Short Films

Takinga complex storyand making it into a “short” film for the Sundance Film Festival was a challenge but a group of us did it. This week, our film,Otto’s Toy arrived in L.A. safe and sound ready to view. It was … Continue reading

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in small chunks

I agree with my paperback hero, my old beach bum and philosopher friend, Travis McGee who spent his money as he made it taking his retirement as he would say “in small chunks” as he went along. If you are … Continue reading

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