Lauren Bacall

Goodbye and Hello…

Good grief my friends. On the heels of the death of Robin Williams, and on what would have been my Dad’s 106th birthday, I found out that Lauren Bacall died yesterday. I was actually beginning to wonder if there was any good news in the world at all! Fortunately, Rachel Maddow ended last night’s show with a reminder that there was…

Robin Williams 1951-2014

Robin Williams…

Having suffered from both depression and addiction issues for many years myself, I’ve been having a very hard time trying to think objectively about the death of this wonderful man. In the end I’ve decided that I just can’t. So I’ve decided instead to just say what I’ve seen in him since I first saw him on Happy Days, before Mork & Mindy, back in the 70s. It was in his eyes…

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Reflections On Fallen Leaves…

As a child, I never could quite understand people’s fascination with fragile things, since they had to keep everyone – like rambunctious little boys – away from them. I’m much older now. And while I’m still not sure I’d trust myself to take proper care of such things, I do have much more of an appreciation for what they represent.

Since seeing these very cool Omid Asadi images on Visual News and Twisted Sifter, I’ve come to think of them as excellent ‘reflections’ of just how fragile things can be, and of just how hard it might be to repair them once broken…

Muslims…

Originally posted on The "Great" One's Blog:
The following was sent to me by a former colleague at the office. Some of it is meant to be funny, but all of it is true. Muslims are easy to make fun of, for obvious reasons. Unfortunately, much of the western world treat them…