Category Archives: The Arts

Highlights from Recent Reading

Johnnie (who fell dead at his desk a few years later) was a laconic guy whose method of complimenting me on a piece of writing was to say, “You got a constipation of ideas and a diarrhea of words.” from … Continue reading

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Highlights from Recent Reading — Retirement

(Somewhat) coincidentally, a month after retiring, I read Learn to Grow Old, by Swiss psychologist Paul Tournier. All of the quotes in this post are from that book. It was written in 1972 and displays some unfounded optimism about the … Continue reading

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Highlights from Recent Reading

Olfactory information is processed in the left hemisphere of the pigeon brain, which connects more strongly to the right nostril, so it makes sense that the right side of their noses would be critical if the birds used smell to … Continue reading

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Southern Colorado “Attractions”

We stayed a night in Fort Garland and then drove south to Antonito to ride the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad (next post). Along the way, we made (very) brief stops to see roadside attractions. Manassa, Colorado—Birthplace of Jack Dempsey … Continue reading

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Highlights from Recent Reading

But as I was saying, the hotel ladies behind Mrs. Massey and me at the beach were talking about our girls, not knowing they belonged to us. “do you see that slim flowerlike young thing?” one of these ladies said. … Continue reading

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