Category Archives: Visual Entertainment

“We ain’t goin’ nowhere…”

For the last two weeks an empty carton waits on the floor by my office closet, ready for me to fill it with stuff I no longer need. But closet cleaning isn’t high on my agenda these days. During these … Continue reading

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Walking Weather in Tucson

If it’s under 80 degrees by 8 a.m., I’m out the door. Friday is Sabino Canyon day. All the recent rain popped circles of orange blossoms atop barrel cacti. Ocotillo branches are leafing out again. The verdant Catalinas harbor happy … Continue reading

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Best Sabino Canyon walk ever! Balancing encroaching fascism!

I made it to the top and back, 7.4 miles. Overcast. Lovely. Cool raindrops. A salve to the constant news of America going down, down, down. Assigning myself the end-of-birthday week challenge to make it to the top did me … Continue reading

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Synonym for the n-word: criminal

Hating is the in-thing. Hell, the hater-in-chief roams the White House, tweeting his daily venom across the globe. How much hatred is codified into law? “Three strikes and you’re out,” a signature part of  the 1994 Crime Act touted by … Continue reading

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Movies I can dance to

If you enjoy movies that make you think about the big picture, “Beasts of the Southern Wild” is one. “Tree of Life” was hyped last year as the consummate film about the mystery of human history. I found it boring, … Continue reading

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Altar boy gone bad. Goldwaters endorse Democrat.

I’m a political junkie. I can’t wait to see all the colorful faces at the Democratic National Convention starting Tuesday, people of all ages in silly hats, whooping it up, dancing in the aisles. Nice people are talking about how … Continue reading

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“The Way” is authentic, worth seeing

I have a stuffy head, so I cancelled all my appointments and went to the Loft Cinema. Maybe I wanted some clarity, or at least to focus on something other than myself. My friend Kathleen walked the Camino de Santiago through … Continue reading

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Un-Soprano-ed but Wired for Homeland

I’ve never been one for television. When the kids were little I complained about the evils, the passivity, of television. Five years ago, when I first met Dan, he insisted there were better TV shows than movies. I found that … Continue reading

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Being Jew-ish

No High Holiday services for me but here’s what I did in addition to having days off from work. Dipped pieces of apple in honey to assure a sweet new year, took a morning for reflection and writing with my … Continue reading

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Imagine “Another Earth”

Last night we were pleased to see an original movie, not the same old chasing around to see if the couple stays together in the end.  Here’s the deal — Earth 2 is a mirror-image planet inhabited by all the … Continue reading

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