Tag Archives: Culture

Dept of Alternative Facts: Replace

replace: (v) to change one object with another similar object One the the conspiracy theories floating around in recent years is Replacement Theory. The logic, this time around, is that people of color, specifically legal and illegal immigrants to the … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Too Busy with Retiring

My regular readers will have noticed that they have not had posts to read, regularly, recently. Retirement presents too many opportunities for activity. I have been busy living, rather than writing about living. Rather than give excuses, I’ll just mention … Continue reading

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From the Bookshelf: The Hermits of Big Sur, by Paula Huston

Here in the States (USA), we like to observe milestones: 50, 100, 150, 200 year on. The recorded history of European settlement is a relatively short period compared to the development of cultures in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, … Continue reading

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: U-go-S-lavi-A

When I was in middle school Civics class, I recall a classmate discussing the dilemma of Yugoslavia. His parents were from that nation, escape out from under their dictator, Tito’s, iron rule. On the one hand, he said that this … Continue reading

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: ”Don’t take your guns to town, son”

(To my readers, I wrote this the weekend of the verdict, but decided to hold onto it until after the new year, as I thought it’s topic not relevant to the holiday season. And in the meantime, two other trials … Continue reading

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From the Bookshelf: My Bondage and My Freedom, by Fredrick Douglas

My first memory of a peer of African-American descent comes from elementary school. Sammy. That is about it. We grew up in tract-home, suburban, white, middle-class, college educated, California. Sammy was athletic. OJ Simpson and Muhammad Ali were sports heroes. … Continue reading

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From the Bookshelf: Hillbilly Elegy, A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, J. D. Vance

In my project of reading-books-I-already-have-then-moving-them-along, J. D. Vance’s memoir, Hillbilly Elegy, was next in the stack.  This came to me by way of my mother-in-law, whom I believe read it for her book club.  She then passed it on to … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: I must be So-Mantic

In January we decided to move closer to joining the 21st century by setting up a Roku for our TV screen.  We could now live-stream movies.  A year or so ago, The Mrs had set up an Amazon Prime account, … Continue reading

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: Gated Communities

gated communities: (n) development building technique which features walls and gates to control entrance to community, provide security for residents and owners, and give a sense of superiority over the rest of society outside the gates; typically lived in by … Continue reading

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Brown Signs: Cusco, Peru, Textile Studios

  Weaving the past.  Weaving the future.

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