Category Archives: Entertainment

Listening To The Radio Again

As I write this sentence, I’m hearing Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Dubinushka, Opus 62” as it fades in and out, interspersed with crystal clarity and near absence with static. The station is broadcasting at the shortwave frequency of approximately 17560 KHz. I have … Continue reading

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Rainbow Thoughts

Even though I know the science behind rainbows, I feel a sense of wonder whenever one appears in the sky. Isn’t this sensation one that everybody has felt? The thrill still happens even if there is only a short arc … Continue reading

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So Much Hurrying

The clinic appointment was 11:00 AM on the opposite part of town. I left home early because these days I do not like to hurry. Halfway to the destination, a slow-moving freight train approached the street crossing and the warning … Continue reading

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Madness All Around

I’ve been enjoying some vintage Stanley Kubrick films again. Although I watch “2001: A Space Odyssey” frequently, I have left his other films on the back burner. I finally returned to two Kubrick movies late last month: “A Clockwork Orange” … Continue reading

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Ugly Or Beautiful

As I was perusing the extra large men’s clothing at Goodwill last Tuesday, ¬†I came across a polyester leisure suit. At first glance, the thing¬†seemed so grotesquely ugly that I laughed out loud. My friend Jonathan, who works part time … Continue reading

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It’s Tempting To Be A Curmudgeon

A lot of us like to let off steam by griping and otherwise talking like a curmudgeon. At our strongest moments, we resist that urge. During our most frustrating moments, we may give in. Since today is National Curmudgeon Day, … Continue reading

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Jack Of All Trades

My friend Jonathan asked who my superhero is. Did I look up to a character like Superman, Spiderman, or Batman? I jokingly said Robin. Then I quickly added that my real favorite superhero is MacGyver. MacGyver gives dignity to the … Continue reading

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