Monthly Archives: December 2011

Happy New Year—Has The Harry Potter Series Really Ended?

The year 2011 is coming to a close. The Palo Alto Borders store, where I purchased all my Harry Potter books, is closed and out-of-business, but Harry Potter marches on. Part 2 of the Deathly Hallows movie is selling now to … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas—In Song

Christmas Day is when an eclectic mix of holiday music fills Carto’s Library. This year’s playlist is anchored by Oscar Peterson, and includes songs by Sting , The Swingle Singers, Loreena McKennitt and Liz Anderson. Liz Anderson, a Nashville favorite, … Continue reading

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Iraq: A Haiku War?

The Iraq war is winding down; I hope that there is light at the end of that tunnel. Wars seem to never end. Thoughts of the Iraq war are affecting 73-year-old Richard Elster who is the main character in the … Continue reading

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A Bluejacket Remembers the Battleship Arizona

The USS Rochester steamed into Pearl Harbor with me aboard as a teen-aged electronics technician fresh out of boot camp in San Diego and Navy Electronic School in Treasure Island—It was December 1954, and, as I remember it, the sky … Continue reading

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Clinton in Myanmar—Look Out, Hillary!

The US Secretary of State descends from her jumbo-jet in Nay Pyi Daw, the new capital of Myanmar. She is in Myanmar for meetings with Myanmar President Thein Sein and pro-democracy opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Clinton is the … Continue reading

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