Monthly Archives: October 2011

Larry on flat tax

A lot of people have been sending around an email about a 28th ammendment–along with Warren Buffet’s great quote about the budget deficit: “I could end the deficit in 5 minutes,” he told CNBC. “You just pass a law that … Continue reading

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Roberto Chavez at the Autry

For those of you au courant with the art world, there’s a dramatic set of exhibitions of Los Angeles artists happening in Southern California. Sponsored by the Getty, and called “Pacific Standard Time: Arti n L.A. 1945-1980.”  I went to … Continue reading

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A few New England snaps

As a complement to the cactus and succulents on Abbot Kinney, I found their New England equivalent on Huntington Avenue in Boston: Here’s my favorite sign from Western Massachusetts–a little free publicity for Tony, in case any of you have … Continue reading

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Rainy day in New England

It’s cold and rainy today with a definite feel of the coming of winter. It reminded me of this poem by Robert Mezey (one of that amazing group of students of John Berryman’s at Iowa).  His is a California fall … Continue reading

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Sunny Southern California

I’m on a 10-day jaunt—first LA, then Boston, New England, NY.  (And just when the pullets have really started to lay!) More about the terrific art show we went to at the Autry Museum when I’m home and can post … Continue reading

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Dr. Seuss plant

Every gardener has favorite plants. Mine is a little vine called Ceropegia Distincta.  It looks like nothing but a lot of green sticks a lot of the time, and then suddenly sprouts tendrils and leaves. Little flower buds form that … Continue reading

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Bleh!

Okay, time for a short rant about motivational pablum.  Like Chicken Soup for the Soul (I’m NOT going to link to that), or the slightly more sophisticated message from Thich Nhat-Hanh which I saw on a blog I occasionally enjoy, … Continue reading

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From the 60s or maybe the 70s

Larry has been going though boxes, and found this note that I’d copied from a personal ad: Dear Johnny, Please come home. Your father promises he won’t argue so much and he will call you by that bird-name. I can’t … Continue reading

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Lucky in lunch

How lucky to live in the Bay Area, with its surfeit of poetry events. Today, I heard Bob Hass talk about and read from the work of Tomas Tranströmer and Czesław Miłosz. The one-hour event is from a series at … Continue reading

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Lit crit

I’ve been slowly reading through a 1992 issue of a British literary magazine called “Verse,” which Larry found amid his books. It features Donald Justice, a poet I really like. I memorized this sonnet of his, which he wrote to … Continue reading

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