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Y(ear) of Sheep or Goat – 2015

February 17th, 2015
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    Agnus Dei, Museo del Prado – Francisco de Zurbarán

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    The Goat and Øivind

    The goat I met in Lombok on a silent sunday. We had some good conversations together before I had to head back to Bali on a motorbike

    Oslo to Bali -Øivind Klungseth Zahlsen is Citizenfive.. ( previous post )

  • Marguerite Yourcenar

  • Personality of the Sheep
    People born in the Year of Sheep are tender, polite, filial, clever, and kind-hearted. They have special sensitivity to art and beauty and a special fondness for quiet living. They are wise, gentle and compassionate and can cope with business cautiously and circumspectly. In their daily life, they try to be economical. They are willing to take good care of others, but they should avoid pessimism and hesitation.

    Strengths
    gentle, softhearted, considerate, attractive, hardworking, persistent, thrift
    Weaknesses
    indecisive, timid, vain, pessimistic, moody, weak-willed

  • Photo of Navajo lady by Laura Gilpin Master photographer of Southwest

    Map Goat (Literally every goat in the United States)

    Oslo to Bali – the Climate Change of Øivind Klungseth Zahlsen + Citizen4,5 & K

    January 27th, 2015
  • Part I – Citizenfive
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    Øivind Klungseth Zahlsen – multi-media artist, engineer – world traveller.
    videos.

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    Citizenfive

    is from 2015 head of the study center at Udayana University. Øivind is civil engineer from Norwegian University of Science and Technology with additional education in Media Sciences and Cultural Psychology.

    Øivind lives and works1a-bing-crosby-theredlist in Bali
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  • Part II – Citizenfour

    Snowden with Bob Greenwald 1agreenwald-snowden-1-m(Greenwald almost blows the biggest story of his life)..

    Part III The trial of hero719_trial
    of Citizen K was not directed by 1orsonpasolini Pasolini

    Cab Calloway Reefer Man + Bogie’s Untold Story – Happy Holidays 2014

    December 25th, 2014
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    Cab Calloway and Humphrey Bogart were born on Dec 25.
    Happy birthday Sissy Spacek, Louise Bourgeois and Hannah Schygulla.

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    Happy Holidays 2014!

  • Update: Arnold Schoenberg wishes you a very merry Xmas

  • Night on Earth with Armin Mueller Stahl – 2014

    December 17th, 2014
  • Armin Mueller Stahl 1ArminStahl is 84 years old today.
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    German actor Armin Mueller-Stahl has had careers – and success – in three different countries under three very different systems. First in communist East Germany, where he was a heartthrob and matinee idol, then in West Germany where he worked with Rainer Werner Fassbinder in films including Lola and Verona Voss, and, finally, in Hollywood, where he has worked with directors such as David Fincher, Steven Soderbergh, Ron Howard and Barry Levinson. (via Hollywood reporter)

    He appeared in such films as Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Lola (1981), Veronika Voss (1982), Andrzej Wajda’s A Love in Germany (1984),
    Angry Harvest (Agnieszka Holland), The Music Box, Avalon, Shine, and Eastern Promises.

    Previous post -2010 (Buddenbrooks + showing off Armin’s paintings)

    Eastern Promises (youtube) (love this film).

    Armin directed Conversation with Beast (youtube)

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    Blog Vitro Nasu is 10 years old.
    See the first post – here..

    Contact (2005 – fun stuff) or the Archive.

    Anagram, Brando, Conversation & Depression – ABCD of Dick Cavett

    November 19th, 2014
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  • My wild night with Brando – Cavett revealed what happend that night after the interview.

  • History of Dick Cavett Show here.

  • 10 good Dick Cavett show episodes that prove good conversation makes good TV.

    A Last Look at Updike and Cheever by Dick Cavett.

    Alain Delon and Cavett played Jeu de mots . (youtube)

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    Two videos of Ingmar Bergman on Dick Cavett Show, his first and only appearance on American TV show.

    Amazing Anthony Burgess (youtube)

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    Robert Altman talks about movie stuff (Youtube)

  • In 2008 Cavett entered an Iraq war dispute with a New York Times blog entry criticizing General David Petraeus, stating “I can’t look at Petraeus—his uniform ornamented like a Christmas tree with honors, medals, and ribbons—without thinking of the great Mort Sahl at the peak of his brilliance.” Cavett went on to recall Sahl’s expressed contempt of General Westmoreland’s display of medals, and criticized Petraeus for not speaking in plain language.

    Cavett currently stars in Hellman v. McCarthy (Literary Legends Declare War!) in New York City’s Abingdon Theatre. Cavett re-enacts his show of January 25, 1980 when literary critic Mary McCarthy appeared as a guest and declared that every word playwright Lillian Hellman wrote was a lie, including ‘and’ and ‘the’. Hellman later sued McCarthy for libel. The suit spanned more than four years.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Cavett

    Psychology today.. talking about his Depresson.

    On the Couch… with Dick Cavett
    An American icon shares wit and wisdom about living with depression.

    Happy birthday Dick Cavett

    Ghost Warrior in Papago – Halloween 2014

    October 30th, 2014
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    Fortress Gump…Photo collage by Fung Lin Hall

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    Rene Burri Berlin Treptow 1959
    See more photos by Rene Burri (previous post)

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    Roman Gladiator at Papago, Arizona

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    Neil Young in Desert Shot – Photo by Dennis Hopper (Repost)

    Phantom of India Chemical Halloween

    Kabocha – Pumpkin

    Charles Ives “Hallowe’en” + Lumiere Brothers Skeleton Dance..

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    Robin Williams – 1951 – 2014

    August 12th, 2014

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    Robin Williams had to learn to play Sax and Russian language. (Moscow to Hudson by Paul Mazurksy)

  • Update:
    Oliver Sacks:A Man Could be Anyone.. (via New Yorker)

    I sometimes joined the Williamses in the summer at Lake Tahoe. I would go for long swims in the lake, with Robin paddling next to me in a kayak. We would chat about neurology and biology, literature, history, biographies—he was startlingly well informed on pretty much everything under the sun, and this was a very different Robin—thoughtful, relaxed, not onstage, not “on.”
    In addition to all his gifts, Robin was the kindest and most generous of men. William James, the great nineteenth-century psychologist, was called “that adorable genius.” For me, more than anyone I have ever known, Robin, too, was that adorable genius. It is infinitely sad that this unique human being, who gave so much and so fully of himself to all of us, should have taken his own life.

    Stanley Kauffman Awakening Review

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    Lans Armstrong was his best friend.
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  • See two great videos on Robin Williams from Ron Silliman

  • Robin Williams salutes Robert de Niro (youtube)
    (Update: happy birthday Robert de Nero- Aug 17).

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    Marcel Proust – The Past Recaptured

    July 10th, 2014

    Marcel Proust by Nadar 1marcelproust_16anni_nadar (Click to see large)
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    He was born 143 years ago on July 10, 1871.

    On ne guérit d’une souffrance qu’à condition de l’éprouver pleinement.

    We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full.

  • Previous post:
    Celeste, La Captive and Proust Questionnaire

  • Alan Bates as Proust 102 Boulevard Haussmann (1990)

    Alan Bates page on Proust (Janet McTeer played Celeste.)

  • Proust was, of course, a forceful personality. He utilized everything at his disposal to climb up the social ladder, and then to escape from it in order to hide and write. To move up in society, he had tremendous charm, effusive and extraordinary correspondence, great wit, and the psychological control that the physically weak can exert on those prone to guilt or compassion. Later in his life, when he knew he must withdraw from the vacuous life of the Fauburg St. Germaine in order to accomplish anything, he used his health to absent himself without alienating the hostesses who had brought him into it.
    From his chart via Proust said that

  • Monty Python Proust Competition

    Summer Fun – A Guide to Fun, Imaginative & Educational Sites For Kids

    July 4th, 2014
  • 1) Starfall camp (ABC, learn to read, stories including Greek, chinese myths etc)

  • Music animations – Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart, Scott Joplin, Offenbach and Tchaikovsky.

  • Quotations from Shakepeare – A horse! a horse! My Kingdom or a horse Starfall camp

  • 2) O r i s i n a l (game site).1aflashorisinal
    nice design, many games are soothing..
    Panda Run

    The Perious Voyage
    (Look out for Dragon!)

    Friends stick together.. (requires practices)

    Frog Hydrophobia

    These little pigs for 1 – 3 years old

    Fresh Egg

  • 3) Muffin films 1aMuffin_Films
    (Fun, fun, fun)
    Designed by Amy Winfrey.

  • 4) Boowa & Kwala (from Australia in English & French)
    Excellent site for kids..a must visit (many puzzles, stories.. totally delightful).

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    Their first gameSamorost is here..

    Amanita Design an imaginative game site by Czech team of designers.

  • 6) Poisson Rouge amazing game site from France. One site gives language lessons. The chinese site is excellent.

  • 7) Future Physics
    Grab a planet and play with it.

    By Rafael Rozendaal

    Laura Sims & Ann Beattie discussed David Markson + Markson & Gaddis

    June 28th, 2014
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    David Markson Tumblr

    Beattie was asked about her falling in love Wittgenstein’s Mistress, and she responded:
    “I think more than just falling in love with it, or whatever, though—and I don’t mean to say this kept me removed from the book—but there was a kind of writerly awe that anybody would dare to be so uncompromising.”

    Copy of picturing ( In fact, she was one of the first people to read Wittgenstein’s Mistress before it was published, as it was being rejected left and right.)

    Laura Sims and Ann Beattie discussed David Markson at Strand (youtube)

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    Fare Forward

    In this first-ever book of letters by novelist David Markson—a quintessential “writer’s writer” whose work David Foster Wallace once lauded as “pretty much the high point of experimental fiction in this country”—readers will experience Markson at his wittiest and warmest. Poet Laura Sims shares her correspondence with him

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    Letters from David Markson

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    Gaddis & Markson

  • William Gaddis painted 1987 by Julian Schnabel

    On page 107 Vanishing Point by David Markson

    Tardily realizing–qualms after all.
    Author would undeniably be distressed at the loss of
    Schnabel’s portrait of Willim Gaddis.

    Markson also wrote on the same page,

    Georg Trakl was a pharmacist.
    E.T. A Hoffman was a lawyer.
    Kate Smith could not read music.

    On page 106 Vanishing Point..

    E.E.Cummings died after chopping firewood

  • Ann Beattie – author of Chilly Scenes of Winter (youtube)

    The Good, The Bad and The Rabbit

    June 26th, 2014
  • R.I.P Eli Wallach

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    Photo by Fung Lin Hall

  • Cactus & Dwarf Orchard – Summer Solstice 2014

    June 21st, 2014
  • R.I.P Charles Barsotti

    Charles Barsotti, New Yorker artist was master cartoonist a true original and a nice guy to boot.

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    Photo by Fung Lin Hall

  • After Reading Tu Fu, I Go Outside to the Dwarf Orchard

    East of me, west of me, full summer.
    How deeper than elsewhere the dusk is in your own yard.
    Birds fly back and forth across the lawn
    looking for home
    As night drifts up like a little boat.

    Day after day, I become of less use to myself.
    Like this mockingbird,
    I flit from one thing to the next.
    What do I have to look forward to at fifty-four?
    Tomorrow is dark.
    Day-after-tomorrow is darker still.

    The sky dogs are whimpering.
    Fireflies are dragging the hush of evening
    up from the damp grass.
    Into the world’s tumult, into the chaos of every day,
    Go quietly, quietly.

    Charles Wright

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    Charles Wright named American Poet Laureate..