Monthly Archives: January 2018

King Solomon’s Mines

I didn’t feel too much like getting out of bed again.  The thought of an upcoming payday made me feel better.  I went over to the office and took some time out to watch “King Solomon’s Mines,” the 1950 version … Continue reading

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Battleground

Three people who died last week were Ursula Le Guin, Hugh Masekela, and Mort Walker.  I took a lot of time getting up out of bed, as Monday morning felt especially terrible.  I worked my shift and answered stupid questions … Continue reading

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12 Strong

I watched CBS Sunday Morning, and the Almanac segment noted that it was 33 years ago that pop stars gathered in a recording studio to perform “We Are the World.”  I took the buses out to Jack London Square to … Continue reading

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L’insulte

I had to go to work, and after I was done, I stopped at Whole Foods Market, where I bought some plantain chips.  I stopped at home to eat a salad before I headed over to the theatre to see … Continue reading

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Rain

I sat in the plaza with my Amazon Fire and used it to watch “Rain,” a movie about a German shepherd trained and sent to go out to the Vietnam War.  A little girl named Amy gives up her dog … Continue reading

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Darkest Hour

I went out to the laundromat and did a little bit of reading.  I stopped by the office and then took the 12 bus out to the Piedmont Theatre.  The box office wasn’t open yet, and so I walked over … Continue reading

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Call Me By Your Name

I went out to see “Call Me By Your Name.”  It showed a young man named Oliver visiting Italy during the summer of 1983.  He stays with a family, and a friendship with the son named Elio develops.  I thought … Continue reading

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Blue River

I awoke and felt nauseous, but I sat around and watched the morning news for a while before heading to the office.  The weather forecast was discouraging, with rain heading our way again.  I watched “Blue River,” a TV movie … Continue reading

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Kings Row

As I listened to the radio in the middle of the night, I heard the news that Hugh Masekela had died.  He was known for “Grazing in the Grass.”  He had prostate cancer and was 78 years old.  I later … Continue reading

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Ivanhoe

It had rained steadily overnight.  I keep worrying that the rain will seep into my apartment and do some damage.  I watched a webinar about the opiate crisis before going to work.  I went to work, and someone asked me … Continue reading

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