Monthly Archives: August 2015

Derek Carr’s Interception

Visiting the library made me miss a Fremont train, which would lead to problems. The next train ridiculously had only five cars and so was packed with Raiders fans trying to get to the Coliseum. I found a seat, which … Continue reading

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American Ultra

I awoke up and saw Elizabeth Wenger on a talk show. I watched CBS Sunday Morning. My mother phoned me and asked me what I was going to have for breakfast. I heard about the news of the death of … Continue reading

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Modern Times

I watched CBS This Morning. Kenny Gilbert visited the show. Some of his signatures dishes are local shrimp and grits, crispy brussels, chilled pemaquid oysters, skillet cornbread and drop biscuit, KG’s banana pudding, and The Beast. I went to work … Continue reading

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The Holy Mountain

I felt drained from the hot day and was reluctant to get up in the morning. I didn’t get much work done. I stopped after a while and took the buses over to the Grand Lake Theatre to see the … Continue reading

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V for Vendetta

I spent the day preparing for classes as the afternoon got very hot. Two women came in to clean the kitchen, making me think that someone would be moving. I didn’t buy anything from the record store, although I saw … Continue reading

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Jupiter Ascending

I kept looking for news about the shooting of the TV news crew in Virginia. I went off to work and talked to someone about retirement. I didn’t really want to think about working for another ten years. I went … Continue reading

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Kaguyahime no monogatari

I heard on the news that Mike Gallego was fired from his job as third base coach for the A’s. The baserunning during Sunday’s game was rather ugly. I went out to teach my first classes of the new academic … Continue reading

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Neptune’s Daughter

I woke up to news about the stock market. I went out to go to work. The students seemed to be under a lot of stress on the first day of classes. I went home to watch “Neptune’s Daughter.” After … Continue reading

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Mark Canha’s Triple

I woke up and soon got a phone call from my mother. She asked me about my Super Bowl tickets. I went out to shop for groceries at Trader Joe’s. I took the bus out to the MacArthur BART station. … Continue reading

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Pat Venditte’s Loss

I watched CBS This Morning and its chef segment. Rick Bayless’ signature recipes included skillet tacos, “sturdy greens” salad with mango and habanero, tacos of creamy roasted poblano, corn and zucchini, Mexican red rice, coconut bread pudding, and a mescal … Continue reading

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