I saw a lone figure on a bench in the park at Codman Square

Like a ghostly apparition the grey blanket covered figure was sitting upright on the wrought iron bench at seven thirty in the morning. Nothing moved. I walked by looking, horrified. How many empty apartments are there in the City of Boston. What has this man done to end up like this – sleeping in a park in ragged clothes with a blanket as a roof. Around him there were some empty plastic liquor bottles. A taller bottle was in a brown bag. A good night sedative at the end of a hot day on the streets of Dorchester. Welcome to Boston.

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Patrick Modiano – 2014 Nobe Prize in Literature

Patrick Modiano, a French writer who has written moody, terse and occasionally dreamlike novels often set during the German Nazi occupation of France, won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature

Patrick-Modiano

“This prize will help raise the global profile of one of our consummate writers.  He is a master of writing on memory and occupation, which haunt and inform his work. He is a chronicler of Paris, its streets, its past and its present.”

Patrick Modiano, a Modern ‘Proust’  http://xenagoguevicene.livejournal.com/34994.html

George Benson – White Rabbit – In my dreams I hear the song

The song

I made this video a while back.  I two different things combined to make something new.  The song about chasing ‘rabbits’ down holes and ending up with consequences that were unintended.  When I was a little kid there was great worry about a nuclear war.  I asked my father why we didn’t have a ‘fallout shelter’ in our basement.  The video shows some of the scenes from back in the 1950’s and 1960’s when the US was confronting Russia with a possible nuclear war between the two countries.  Again, in 2014, there is an increase in the chance of a nuclear war between Russia and the US.  Chasing rabbits….