Friday, October 31, 2014

andre previn

85 yrs in age
The man had a PBS series in late 70's with the Pittsburgh Orchestra. Some 27 episodes in which an invited performer and his orchestra joined  in a classical work to be followed by Previn interviewing his guest. It was the most popular series of it kind on TV. This void was never really filled.

His personal life is just as episodic; 5 failed marriages, and 9 children including his adopted daughter Soon-Yi (married to Woody Allen).

Thursday, October 30, 2014

the health of Pope Francis

1. He has one lung,
2. He suffers from sciatica,
3. He is prone to extreme fatigue,
4. He is over weight,
5. He has trouble breathing.
6. He is suspected to have heart disease.

hence his statement: 'I only have two to three years left to live': Pope Francis
UK news 

One Strange Hiker?

Stephen Gough
Stephen Gough is a hiker, rambler, travelin man who wanders all over the UK.  But the 55 year old does so in the nude.  Since 2003 he has been arrested and convicted dozens of times for being naked in public,  with his sentences increased each time.  Between May 2006 and October 2012 he enjoyed a total of seven days' liberty and spent most of his detention in segregation because he refused to wear clothes.  Recently he was rearrested on leaving prison.  He was wearing only boots and earned an additional 2 years.  His legal appeal that the law denies his basic human rights to nude were rejected.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Zombie Squad

'We make dead things deader'
Zombie Squad is a non-profit community service and disaster preparedness organization that uses the metaphor of a "Zombie Apocalypse" for any natural or man-made disaster (hurricane, terrorism, earthquake, etc.).  Created by Zombie horror film fans in St Louis, it describes itself as an "elite zombie suppression task force ready to defend your neighborhood from the shambling hordes of the walking dead.” Originally, a group of friends discussing how they would prepare for a zombie epidemic, their interests led them to develop and present disaster preparedness programs while maintaining a sense of humor.  Chapters are found around the world and are active in wide range of charity work and disaster preparedness programs.

halloween dinners

jpr: Where do these people find the time!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

the willow in fall

this tee needs lots of water


And I matured in peace born of command,
in the nursery of the infant century,
and the voice of man was never dear to me,
but the breeze’s voice—that I could understand.
The burdock and the nettle I preferred,
but best of all the silver willow tree.
Its weeping limbs fanned my unrest with dreams;
it lived here all my life, obligingly.

Monday, October 27, 2014

halloween quotes

scares me!

'Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world.
~William Shakespeare

From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord, deliver us!
~Scottish Saying