What’s Our Story? How do we defend Western values if we no longer believe the story that used to justify them?
Rapp On This: Raging scum (bull v girl)
For 18 years, I thought she was stealing my identity – Until I found her
Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich has Fairbanks Disease, which causes stunted bone growth. He’s 4’11”. So he was bullied mercilessly in school until somebody stood up for him. An older kid who he didn’t even know began to beat the crap out of anybody who bothered him. It was the foundational experience of his life.
The older kid was Mickey Schwerner. A few years later, Schwerner joined Andrew Goodman and James Chaney and went door-to-door in Mississippi, trying to register Black voters. You know what happened.
The picture on the top of the page is of actress Gloria DeHaven. Yet it shows up often on the Internet as being a young Frances Bavier, the woman who would eventually play Aunt Bee on the Andy Griffith Show in the 1960s.
Five Questions for Rick Geary by Alan David Doane
I did not realize this until recently, but I think I’m becoming a devotee of the British way of punctuation. “British usage omits the apostrophe in the plural form of dates (e.g., 1980s)”. Also, “British style (more sensibly) places unquoted periods and commas outside the quotation marks.”
New York Times: White House Reporters Recall Their Most Vivid Moments
UNABASHED PLUG for the niece’s new album: Planet Cole Porter. This is an album of Cole Porter songs, sung by Rebecca Jade, with Peter Sprague’s amazing arrangements.
Cuba Gooding, Sr., RIP
Kermit sings Once In a Lifetime (featuring The Electric Mayhem)
Not me: Dinner with Roger Green (Formerly of The Czars), Sun, May 28, 2017, 6:00 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm) in Denver