Tag Archives: Quotations

Under a Tree

England’s greatest naval commander meets its silliest actor and singer. Continue reading

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Poetry and Prose

Nichols, Frost, Edison and Cuomo – and me. Continue reading

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By Bread Alone

A chance encounter with buckwheat tea leads to deep thoughts about bread, bread-like substances, and proverbs. It started innocently enough.  Doesn’t it always?  It ended with yet another overwhelming spell on Dr. Google’s couch.  But I get ahead of myself. … Continue reading

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The Gift of Juxtaposition

Celebrating the 12 days of Christmas with short reflections on 12 gifts From Harper’s Index to Small Dead Animals, juxtaposition offers new ways of looking at things, and enables us to comment while retaining the ability to deny having done … Continue reading

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Everything I Need to Know about Everything, I Learned at the Movies

Shut up Mr.Burton!  You were not brought upon this world to ‘get it’! snapped Lo Pan in the midst of Big Trouble in Little China.  What a relief!  Like Jack Burton, I often don’t ‘get it’.  Not the world; not … Continue reading

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Everything I Need to Know About Communication, I Learned at the Movies

Week #4 of my tribute to the movies, in honour of the upcoming Oscars. Wicked one-liners, great come-backs, perfect put-downs.  The movies are full of people who say the right thing in just the right way.  What wouldn’t we give … Continue reading

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Everything I Need to Know About Love, I Learned at the Movies

Herewith, Week #3 of my 5-week  ‘tribute to the movies’ series.  As Valentine’s Day looms, this week’s topic is love, true love. Men can’t help lying about sex; women can’t help telling the truth.  I don’t know which is worse. … Continue reading

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Everything I Need to Know about Business, I Learned at the Movies

Week #2 of my tribute to the movies, marking the 5 weeks from Oscar nominations to Oscar speeches. I’ll drown and you tow me back to the ship. It sounds like an abysmal plan, doesn’t it?  It was sort of … Continue reading

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Everything I Need to Know About Life, I Learned at the Movies

In honour of the 2011 Oscar race, officially launched on 24 January and due to conclude on 27 February, each of the 5 intervening weeks will see an additional, mid-week post about… the movies!  Herewith, Week #1. Never get involved … Continue reading

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