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Fun(ambulism)

Funambulism is tightrope walking (from Latin ‘funis’ = rope + ‘ambulare’ = to walk). People have been doing it for a long time (though not for ‘eons’, because eon = 1 billion years & humans weren’t around that far back in geologic time). Walking through glorious Prospect Park, I notice a passel of people gathered…

LWshow

Adios, Au Revoir, Auf Wiedersehn…

Goodnight! and so long, summer. I love this video of the Lawrence Welk singers closing their 1970’s-era tv show in high style. It was one of the rare tv shows I was permitted to watch by my conservative parents. It was fun. Singing! Dancing! Witty repartee in foreign languages! Now, in hindsight, I notice other…

Be Brave

Be Brave, Face Life

That’s the opening line from Charlie Chaplin’s great movie, City Lights, from 1931. Chaplin’s alter ego, the Tramp, happens upon a rich drunkard tying a rock around his neck, about to drown himself. Chaplin buoys him up. Funny funny funny! “I am shameless, I am offering myself to you, but at the same time, I’m…