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Abandonment: In My Life

When I feel all alone… Of all the pictures that Google presented to me, when I searched for a provocative image of ‘abandonment’, this is the one that resonated. It hearkens back to my childhood of feeling like the outsider. … Continue reading

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Song as Autobiography II

Piece by Piece (2016) Kelly Clarkson has been a prolific songwriter since her American Idol win in 2001. As we saw before, Because of You was written about her mother. But she also had a real issue with her father: … Continue reading

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His Story Through Her Eyes

Jamestown I caught the first episode of this British series on PBS last night. It seems to be a reasonable facsimile of what life in the 1700’s would have been like in Virginia. (Interestingly, it was almost totally filmed in … Continue reading

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Crossover Stars: UK to USA

Robert Carlyle In the UK, Robert Carlyle is mostly famous for being in a movie called Trainspotting. His youthful looks and slender physique puts me in mind of a drug addict. So you could say that he was playing to … Continue reading

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Innocent Gesture or Sexual Grooming?

Shoulder Rub I suspect it all comes down to intent. In my last position as a supervisor, I offered a shoulder rub to a female employee, while she sat at her desk, working hard at entering information into her computer. … Continue reading

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This Is Us: ‘thirtysomething’ reborn?

  Hidden in Plain Sight There is a link connecting these two television series even though they are 30 years apart: Ken Olin. I didn’t start watching “This Is Us” until the second season, in much the same way that … Continue reading

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Jenny Lind: Art Imitating Life?

  The Greatest Showman We went to see this musical yesterday. It was a great show, man! But the greatest? No. Last year’s La La Land definitely had more impact. The difference is probably the result of the passage of … Continue reading

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Frustration

  I want to hold you so near That we become only one, But something has come between: A feeling of unloved fear That you’d like to ignore, shun; Blind thoughts of what might have been.   Our relationship’s futile, … Continue reading

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Suicide

  Withdrawn, Very shy, Wondering why She had to leave; “She’s gone,” He must sigh, Breathing a cry With which to grieve.   Hidden, Vaguely heard, One single word Unwillingly said; Ridden, Guilty bird, It occurred To him, “Better dead.” … Continue reading

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Question

  A question of equality in sex, Quixotic be the one who dares to ask, Until the present did not take to task A nagging sense of what the word bisects: Racial discrimination just reflects Injustice in our courts, an … Continue reading

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