Monthly Archives: November 2007

Harlan County U.S.A.

After class, I went shopping for some CDs, and I eventually got the Deluxe Edition of Lucinda Williams’ “Car Wheels on a Gravel Road” and Stevie Wonder’s “Music of My Mind.”  There was a James Brown box set, but I … Continue reading

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A Woman Under the Influence

After a long day of work, I sent an e-mail to one of my students, and then went over to Safeway to buy a package of burritos.  When I got home, I went over my monthly budget, and I saw … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Harry

I didn’t buy anything over the Web on Monday, but yesterday I did place an order for a VHS copy of “Far From the Madding Crowd” and a CD copy of Gary U.S. Bonds’ “Dedication.”  The movie was the version … Continue reading

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Sans Toit Ni Loi

I went off to work this morning and found a mess that had accumulated over the holiday weekend.  What was everyone else doing on a Saturday, anyway?  Someone had left a book of interviews with Federico Fellini in my box.  … Continue reading

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L.A. Confidential

I went home to watch the end of the 49ers game.  They had some incredible luck in overtime when the Cardinals foolishly took too much time in kicking a field goal.  They took a penalty, and from five yards further … Continue reading

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Borat

I caught up on my sleep yesterday.  I awoke a little later than usual, but still early enough to see Frankie Valli and Neil Sedaka make appearances on the mornings shows.  I left the apartment early and went to the … Continue reading

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49th Parallel

It was still strangely quiet around town yesterday after I returned from Hayward.  I heard a public service announcement from Jennifer Garner over the radio in which she urged all of us to get our influenza vaccinations.  I cleaned off … Continue reading

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