Best Blue Christmas by the greatest voice talent of all time, Mel Blanc (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Pepé Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales, Wile E. Coyote, the Tasmanian Devil, and many other characters).
Mel Blanc (1908-1989)
“The Trump administration unveiled yet another rollback Thursday for a major Obama-era climate rule — proposing to ease restrictions on future coal power plants even as the industry shows little interest in building any.
“The proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency comes amid dire warnings from scientists about the massive costs and devastating impacts of global warming.”
Two books for gifting or pleasure
From pies to pizza, Phineas loved to cook. But could rendering a recipe really make a hero? Absolutely! Read to see how. And after the magical journey, try some do-it-yourself samples from Phineas’s recipe box! For ages 8-12.
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Mr. Robert’s Bones (re-released with new cover)
Kids poking for hidden silver in an abandoned house awaken long-forgotten ghosts and dark memories of racism, greed, and betrayal. Joined by quirky and mysterious elders, they save the community from its own past. Ages 14-99.
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(Signed copies of the colorful, hardbound picture book, Spaghetti and Peas, ages 3-8, are also still available.)
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Thus spoke the starving artist.
Poetics of Space: Schematics and Assemblies
A poetry collection in four books
Book I Schematics
Book II Assemblies
Book III The Event Horizon
Book IV Fine Passage through Hope and Despair
Book I Schematics
Poem 1: First principles
First principles crest at the event horizon,
the vanishing point of all properties.
Relationships must be in series or in parallel.
There are no other options.
Every relationship has its own interface.
One must choose sides: high voltage, low current,
the aesthetics of resistance.
Passage is limited.
“Left and Right have become mirror images of each other. There are stories of conspiracy, of America being hijacked by an evil cabal … Their purpose is not to persuade the other side but to keep their bases agitated … to beat the other side into submission … what has been lost in the process … are those shared assumptions – that quality of trust and fellow feeling … [This is politics, but] there is another story … millions of Americans who are going about their business every day … [All] those ordinary citizens … who have found a way – in their own lives, at least – to make peace with their neighbors … are out there, waiting for Democrats and Republicans to catch up with them.”
“Any attempt by Democrats to pursue a more sharply partisan and ideological strategy misapprehends the moment we’re in … keeps us locked in either/or thinking.”
“I’ve never had the option of restricting my loyalties on the basis of race, or measuring my worth on the basis of tribe … I reject politics that is based solely on racial identity, gender identity, sexual orientation, or victimhood generally.”
“I believe in free speech, whether politically correct or politically incorrect.”
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