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Wild Child

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“I’m writing a poem right now about a nose. I’ve always wanted to write a poem about a nose. But it’s a ludicrous subject. That’s why, when I was younger, I was afraid of [writing] something that didn’t make a lot of sense. But now I’m not. I have nothing to worry about. It doesn’t matter.” Maurice Sendak (1928-2012) Song for today: The Doors – Wild Child

Roaring 20’s

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They are back: the roaring twenties. A first hint was Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, then The Artist and the books I chose too. Fitzgerald – Tender is the Night, Roald Dahl – My Uncle Oswald, Masquerade by Satterthwait, all set in that exquisite era. An amazing performance by Mr. Pustra at the Razzin’ party last Saturday here in Amsterdam as the final eye opener and proverbial cherry on top. A celebration of the arts, unchartered territories, playful innuendo; delicious […]

“Life is infinitely stranger…

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… than anything which the mind of man could invent. We would not dare to conceive the things which are really the commonplace of existence. If we could fly out of the window hand in hand, hover over this great city, gently remove the roofs, and peep in at the queer things which are going on, the strange coincidences, the plannings, the cross-purposes, the wonderful chain of events, working through generations, and leading to the […]

Advice for Living

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“…. if you think courageous thoughts, you will cross busy streets without looking, and if you think sadistic, venal thoughts, you will find yourself pulling out the chair every time someone is about to sit down. You are what you think…. Think yourself into the open, and the only way to do that is to enjoy not knowing whether you’re right or wrong, play the game of life without trying to work out the rules. […]


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New research from Psychology Professor Gabriel Radvansky suggests that passing through doorways causes of memory lapses: “Entering or exiting through a doorway serves as an ‘event boundary’ in the mind, which separates episodes of activity and files them away,” Radvansky explains. “Recalling the decision or activity that was made in a different room is difficult because it has been compartmentalized.” Billy Collins reads his poem “Forgetfulness” with animation by Julian Grey of Headgear Song for […]