Category Archives: Movies & TV

Celebrities Next Door

Mandie Jane at Salt Point State Park This little blog and I are far from the most notable (or notorious) celebrities living on Lake Harriet in Minneapolis.  Just doors south of us is Phil Gainsley, well-known local attorney who is … Continue reading

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Gone But Not Forgotten

Edith in the Box 30 I’m sending off a letter this morning resigning from the New York State Bar.  That’s got a definite feel of finality about it, even though it only makes legal that which has been practically the … Continue reading

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Coming Next, to a Theater Near You

Paige 14 As mentioned, yesterday I enjoyed Verdi’s Il Trovatore at the latest Met HD presentation.  The production was truly superb, one of the best of the year, with four extraordinarily strong leads doing some devilishly difficult singing. As the … Continue reading

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Not Quite As Perfect as We Might Wish

Edith Readers know that I’m an ACLU fan.  I’ve encouraged donations to their efforts (I made a non-trivial contribution last year myself).  I think highly of their defense of civil liberties.  And I think that, over all, they remain on … Continue reading

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A Scintilla of Hope

Brooke’s Portrait 17 A Muslim woman who was detained, handcuffed, separated from her daughter, her car searched, and otherwise violated by U.S. Immigration officials at a Buffalo, N.Y./Canada border crossing, has been given the green light by the U.S. Court … Continue reading

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Laughing at Mormons

Donna 9-1 A nice column by David Brooks Friday, “Creed or Chaos,” that both extols the hit Broadway musical, The Book of Mormon, and takes a turn, on that Good Friday, on the serious question of the relationship between faith, … Continue reading

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Nic 16 Sweetest Charity Department One of the “Encore” cable movie channels reprised Sweet Charity yesterday, that wonderful song and dance Bob Fosse extravaganza starring Shirley MacLaine.  Although most of the movie was shown in pan-and-scan, they were nice enough … Continue reading

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Winter is on the Wane

Allison in Bed 22 I walked the lake in merely a sweatshirt yesterday — not even a windbreaker as had been the case last week.  And, for the first time since last fall, the lower walking path was entirely free … Continue reading

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On the Proper Side This Time

Pistol at Home 25 I’ve certainly not always agreed with the Cato Institute, although with my increasingly libertarian tendencies I suppose I do so more of late than previously.  Occasionally, however, I run across an instance where a member of … Continue reading

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Recent Pleasures

Donna Returns 8 Since a few pleasures have accumulated recently, I thought I’d recount them for you. Models — Abra & Edith. Two back-to-back sessions with these gals. You’ve already seen pics of both here, although pics from Edith’s most … Continue reading

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