Today we enjoyed: Nureyev: A Portrait

And Nureyev in Swine Lake with Miss Piggy.  You can find it on You Tube.  Very funny.


Today I ran the mile on the super track, in super-exceedingly helpful Nike shoes at the OTC All-Comers, Hayward Field.. My time was around 8:55 (results not yet available). Maybe next to last. Oldest by 10 to 15 years. I’m happy. Plan to return next week.

My PR, when around 50, is around 5:25. On the track at College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA.


Oregon’s Castration Machine …Yikes!


. “How well he’s read, to reason against reading!” – William Shakespeare, Love’s Labour’s Lost


Perchance you heard the story of the Seattle Special Olympics 100 yard race. It’s a sweet, warm hearted tale, but… wrong

Book Lover

Books read in June. Five favorites with astericks.

Poe’s Heart and the Mountain Climber: Exploring the Effect of Anxiety… by Richard Restak, M.D.
Born Naked by Farley Mowat*
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
Reporter by Seymour M. Hersh
Thomas Eakins: The heroism of Modern Life by Elizabeth Johns*
The T-Shirts I Love by Haruki Murakami
Kayak Morning by Roger Rosenblatt
Walking It Off: A Veteran’s Chronicle of War and Wilderness by Doug Peacock*
Medieval People by Eileen Power
A World Lit Only By Fire: The Medieval Mind… by William Manchester
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The Twilight World by Werner Herzog
Esther by Old Testament
Uppity Women of Ancient Times by Vicki Leon*
The Joy of Sexus by Vicki Leon
Money Secrets of the Amish by Lorilee Craker
Hombre by Elmore Leonard
American Characters by Lewis & Lewis*
Travels in the Americas ed. by Jack Newcombe
How To Read a Book by Mortimer J. Adler & Charles Van Doren
Things I Didn’t Know: A Memoir by Robert Hughes
Give Your Heart to the Hawks: A Tribute to the Mountain Men by Winfred Blevens*

Books for general reading always smell bad; the odor of common people hangs about them.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Nietzche was stupid and abnormal.
Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)


Oregon Schools Cratering…

Academic Weightlifting


Happy Birthday, Mel Brooks


Phones at School Are a Disaster

How much time do you spend on your phone?


Anti-Social Socialism Club Fun (lengthy!) essay on the present day insanity, including asexuality and “crotch spawn.”