I Confess Seeing a Certain Irony in a Zap Comix Coffee Table Book

November 2, 2014

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And a story in the New York Times, no less.

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Today’s Paul Simon’s Birthday; here he is w/Willie Nelson

October 13, 2014

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Late Night Listening with John Lennon

October 9, 2014

10/9/40 – 12/8/80

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Late Night Listening – and Happy Labor Day! – with The Strawbs

September 1, 2014

“Part of the Union”

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Seventy-Nine Years of Social Security

August 14, 2014

Perhaps the most successful social welfare program ever. For millions of Americans, it’s also absolutely essential.

The first recipient was a Vermonter, Ida May Fuller.

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Fifty-eight million Americans, roughly one in five, depend on a Social Security benefit, either retirement or disability.

The Right has tried several times to undercut or privatize the program, to politically disastrous results. While the program is never completely safe from attack, it’s encouragingly ironic that, these days, there’s even serious discussion about expansion.

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The Yellow Brick Road Has Been Going for 75 Years

August 12, 2014

For some odd reason, Warner Bros. decided to premier “The Wizard of Oz,” which became one of the most iconic movies of all time, in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. From there, it practically took over the world. I remember it showing on television every year around Easter when I was growing up.

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Margaret Hamilton is still my favorite character. Her character was brilliantly reprised and revised by Idina Menzel for the Broadway musical “Wicked.”

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Thank you, Jerry

August 9, 2014

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Your silvery guitar, your deep-down-in-America-and-high-as-the-sky vision, and your grace light the way still.

Love and Peace.

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