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People are the Same, Everywhere

We have returned from our planned trip to China and South Korea. It was absolutely amazing and wonderful. Every time we travel overseas, I am always impressed by the friendliness and generosity of the people we meet there. This trip…

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Musings

Open Live Writer

I’m always looking for better (read ‘easier’) ways to post and update my blog. I have installed Open Live Writer, an open source version of the old Windows Live Writer software. MSdropped support for Live Writer in 2012. Open is…

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Musings

Paris??

At the risk of being too political, I saw this video on Youtube, and found it easy to follow and understand. Needless to say, I do agree with the author. I do remember how bad the smog was in LA…

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Musings, Rants

Picasa Albums are Gone – Malaysia Photos update

You may  (or may not) have noticed that I have not uploaded any pictures from our Malaysia vacation. I have been using Google’s Picasa Albums feature to post those pictures, and adding a link in the sidebar. That way, I…

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A Quarter of a Year Since My last Update

So, What have I been doing since I am not documenting my life? Even my Instagram feed is pretty small. Well, naturally the Tax season kept me pretty busy through the middle of April. Since then, I haven’t done much…

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Musings, News

Dan Hicks is Gone

OK, this is too much. Twenty sixteen may see the demise of every musician I liked when I was young(er). In today’s SF Chronicle came the report that Dan Hicks has died. That may mean little to many of you,…

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Musings

Bad Year for 70’s Musicians

**UPDATE** I found some better videos of E-W-F in concert on Dailymotion. http://dai.ly/xwfrr Also, here is an excellent article on Maurice from NPR. 2016 is starting of poorly for musicians from the 60’s and 70’s.  So far we have seen…

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Bob and Ray

As if I needed further proof of my advancing age, Bob Elliot of the comedy team Bob and Ray passed away yesterday. Bob and Ray had a low key, deadpan approach to humor, that I found particularly appealing. My big…

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