Category Archives: Entertainment

I Fell In Love With Electronica

An email about an early electronic music pioneer inspired a longer than usual response from me. John, who lives in San Jose, alerted me to some information about Delia Derbyshire. She was employed by the BBC and performed many early … Continue reading

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Nostalgia And The Quarantine

Today is Cinco de Mayo, but there will not be a community-wide party this year. Our town, as a whole, has accepted and adapted to our Mexican and Mexican-ancestry residents quite well. One way this is apparent has been our … Continue reading

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Marble Canyon Halloween Story

The quarantine has been a good time to take care of some bluejayblog archive maintenance. Since I started the WordPress portion of this blog on February 12, 2011, I haven’t done any bandwidth space saving culling measures by eliminating large … Continue reading

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What A Laugh!

“I was having dinner with Garry Kasparov and there was a checkered tablecloth. It took him two hours to pass me the salt.” The little quip is cute but does not warrant the fit of laughter it triggered in me. … Continue reading

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Presentation

“The lavish presentation appeals to me, and I’ve got to convince the others.”–Freddie Mercury The late, great Freddie Mercury was not alone in his love of fabulous presentations. Most of us appreciate the pomp and circumstance of a grand production. … Continue reading

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Dragon Appreciation

My childhood best friend John decided we should be blood brothers. During the simple blood ritual, John said we were dragons. He backed up the claim because his grandmother said he was born during the Chinese year of the Dragon. … Continue reading

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The Underdog

I’ve been wondering about successful people who like to call themselves underdogs. Is this some sort of psychological trick they pull on themselves to encourage further success or do they lay claim to being underdogs as public relations fiction? In … Continue reading

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