North Shore Notes
A contemporary role for town halls is their place in grass roots politics. This is an old term but in some instances explains the drift of people going in and out during meetings.
From the Side
William F. Buckley is gone and we are left with, in my mind, a hollow rhetorical menu that speaks in terms Orwell so eloquently described.
People usually don’t get upset without a reason. In human interaction, there is often something called a behavioral catalyst.
“Look at the world today. Is there anything more pitiful? What madness there is! What blindness! What unintelligent leadership!
History is replete with landmarks -- places of birth, places where heroes have fallen, places where the dead have been laid to rest.
The racism that Dennis’s family experienced translated into his own life. He saw it when he went to school. Dennis and his brother were graded more harshly than his peers.
Party of one
For some reason those who complain about their cars “being taken away” don’t seem to realize that the more other people take public transit the more room there is for them on the freeways.
One of the complaints that we hear about the Duluth Public Library lately is that its space is unsuited for modern library needs.
By “duty,” the lady from Valeant didn’t mean a moral duty, but a “duty” manufactured by corporate lawyers and lobbyists to extract immoral profits from vulnerable people. Al Capone would smile approvingly at that rationalization.
It’s got a tart little bite that spreads to what must be the big Texas flavor of prickly pear, and then everything settles down to beer.
Professional birders, and the serious guidebooks, do describe the song more reservedly as “zee zee zee zoo zee.” Other folks, somewhere in between on the scale of birding humor, think “trees, trees, murmuring trees"
The Masked Fan
Being an old fart hockey fan, and having been in or around the game for a time, I still get a lot of my hockey fix and info from reading newspapers and from listening to the radio.
There are a lot of hockey fans who get so wound up cheering for their own team, such as the Minnesota Wild, that they quit paying attention to the Stanley Cup Playoffs once their team is knocked out. I feel nothing but sympathy for them.
The Great Lakes is the drinking water supply for 40 million people in eight US states, two Canadian provinces, and a large number of Native American Reservations and First Nations.
Duty to Warn
Gary G. Kohls, MD
None of the professional therapeutic staff ever suspected that any of the 12 were pseudo- patients, whereas many of the “real” patients knew for certain that they were faking.
I think I’m being rather generous by throwing this bag of dog turds into someone’s pickup truck. That person will now have a funny story to tell. “
Awkward and offensive. The words and testimony of Anita Hill trailed through the echoed sound-trapped chamber of the ancient building beyond the microphone while her soft doe-like eyes resounded a brazen tale of workplace inappropriateness
Parr is undeniably real with his music and it’s fair to say that his music reflects who he is. This can be said for a lot of musicians, that their music reflects who they are, but Parr stands out.
Music might bring fresh courage and rejoicing into a world that is too much characterized by harshness and discord.