Monthly Archives: March 2018

Sean Manaea’s Great Game but Tough Loss

I left the theatre with red eyes and walked over to the bus stop, where I took the 57 bus out of Emeryville.  I made my way to the Fruitvale BART station and got to the Coliseum before 4:30.  A … Continue reading

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Ready Player One

I got up slowly and headed to the office to do just a little bit of work before spring break.  I talked with someone about how expensive Warriors tickets were.  After I was done, I took the bus into Emeryville.  … Continue reading

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Marcus Semien’s Walk-Off Single on Opening Day

I spent the morning preparing for a day of baseball.  I went to the office and made sure I had the papers I wanted to give to my next class, and then I took BART out to the Coliseum.  I … Continue reading

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The Big House

I heard the bad news that A.J. Puk, the A’s prospect, would be having major surgery.  I did my laundry and went to the office for a while to prepare for the next lecture.  I put in an exhausting shift … Continue reading

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In Old Arizona

I had a long day of finishing some grades and preparing for a lecture.  I returned home and watched “In Old Arizona,” the first talking picture to be filmed outdoors.  The film did look very good and would have made … Continue reading

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The Hollywood Revue of 1929

I went to work with a sore throat and felt exhausted when I returned home.  I listened to the A’s and Giants on the radio.  It went into a tenth inning, and the A’s won, 9-2.  The sea gulls invaded … Continue reading

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To Sir, With Love

I’ve heard the song “To Sir, With Love” many times, and I knew about the movie with Sidney Poitier and Lulu, but I avoided seeing it until last night.  The writer and director was James Clavell, who previously worked on … Continue reading

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Daniel Gossett’s Struggle in the Third Inning

Some news of recent news upset me just a little bit.  I heard that the AMC theatre in Cupertino closed down.  Also, KOFY dropped Me TV, so now I don’t have Columbo on Sunday nights.  I awoke and watched the … Continue reading

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Kiss Me Deadly

I returned home and was surprised to see that the television channel that had been carrying Me TV was showing other programs.  I watched a bit of “Ride Beyond Vengeance.”  The cast included Chuck Connors, Joan Blondell, Claude Akins, Gloria … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim Uprising

I awoke and watched CBS This Morning.  I saw a discussion of a documentary about Garry Shandling.  I also saw the chef segment.  Some of David Tanis’ signature recipes include Roast chicken with whole garlic heads, Indian pan-fried cauliflower, Onion … Continue reading

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