Monthly Archives: February 2014

Linda Ronstadt: Farewell to a Great Voice

Linda Ronstadt has stopped singing. A voice I have heard and loved for over thirty years has been stilled by Parkinson’s Disease. In television interviews she discusses it calmly, without drama or self-pity. I can’t write this post without tears. … Continue reading

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St. Valentine’s Day

This year you can keep your sweet sentiments: We’re on strike. Marina is not doing love songs, and two more of the crew have chosen to favor the somber side of the feast day of this saint; who, after all, … Continue reading

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SEX LIFE OF A SLUG

…a sensuous little tale from the garden in honor of this romantic day. THE X-RATED SEX LIFE OF A SLUG Names Have Been Changed To Protect the Prurient lilian darke    In the musical Camelot’s song “It’s May,” Queen Guinevere … Continue reading

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February Fourteenth for Cynics

Hearts and flowers don’t always do the trick. If you’re feeling a touch of cynicism about this year’s February celebration, some lines from the deliciously barbed pen of Dorothy Parker might fill the bill. ONE PERFECT ROSE Dorothy Parker A … Continue reading

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