Monthly Archives: September 2008

The Verdict

This is my tribute to Paul Newman. I saw this movie in 1982 with my wife when we were first dating. I identified with Newman’s portrayal of Frank Galvin, the alcoholic lawyer who’s own sense of right and wrong is … Continue reading

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Good and Evil

I came across this very good TED Talk by Phillip Zimbardo and it reminded me of the writings of both Thomas Merton and Thich Nhat Hanh. We all have within us the seeds of good and evil. Good and evil … Continue reading

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All around the world

Tonight I’m on fire I can’t stop writing and listening. I love this piece by Lisa Stansfield and Barry White. Barry was one of the greats of the 1970’s. He started making it big when I was still in the … Continue reading

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Ave Maria

Long a favorite of mine is this short prayer. Today I carried a rosary in my pocket for protection from darkness. St. Francis had a special devotion to Our Lady. The mother of Jesus holds a special place in the … Continue reading

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This little piece from Herbie Hancock has been one of my favorites and I came across it a while back. He was ahead of his time. This concert was recorded over 30 years ago.

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Slacker Uprising

I got a note from a group I belong to about a new movie by MIchael Moore entitled “Slacker Uprising.” You can download the movie for free at Here’s the trailer which is pretty entertaining.

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Palin Button

A friend of mine sent me an email yesterday that had an image like the one below. I’d like to get a button like this and wear it. If you like this button I found a link where you can … Continue reading

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Go Mr. Cohen

This short video clip is priceless and begs interesting parallels between McCain-Palin and Obama-Biden.

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3000 feet above SBU

Yesterday I took this picture with my Kodak camera as I was flying over the campus of St. Bonaventure University. St. Bonaventure is situated next to the Allegany River and is adjacent to the Village of Allegany which is also … Continue reading

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Values voters

The financial crisis is affecting lots of people and even some traditional Republicans, who for years have endorsed the lack of regulation that created this disaster have had enough. It turns out that decency and honesty which are real values … Continue reading

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