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I don’t believe that dreams, in some psychic sense, have predictive powers. But I also don’t believe that dreams are wholly random “night-static.” Like Freud, I assume that dreams are at least sometimes routes to otherwise unconscious wishes and anxieties … Continue reading
The Book of Mormon Musical is Coming to Los Angeles: West Coast Premiere at the Pantages Theatre, September 5 – November 25, 2012
Here’s a site to watch for tickets to go on sale. Should Mitt Romney appear headed for the presidency in the fall, the timing couldn’t be better. Here’s one of the songs. _____ And here’s the 60 Minutes piece on the musical: … Continue reading
And the fact that it’s not anymore suggests (at least to me) that the franchise is dying. Just last night, for example, I went into my nearby Barnes and Noble in northern Los Angeles County and had a look around. While … Continue reading
It appears that Werner Herzog has produced a once-in-a-lifetime/not-to-be-missed film that, to be fully appreciated, must be experienced in a large movie house. It’s a 3-D documentary titled Cave of Forgotten Dreams. Its subject is Chauvet Cave in France, which Andrew O’Hehir … Continue reading
According to the Los Angeles Times today, a human tragedy that quietly played out perhaps more than 70 years ago, is being investigated: LAPD Chief Charlie Beck promised a vigorous investigation after the remains of two babies believed to have died … Continue reading
In light of the summit on nuclear weapons and nuclear terrorism that President Barack Obama held last week, this interview with two nuclear terrorism experts offers an additional sober reminder of what humanity is up against:
According to the Huffington Post, in late April President Barack Obama is going to be in Los Angeles attending a fund raiser for Senator Barbara Boxer, and on learning this I thought, “Hey, I’m nearby, and I’d like to go to … Continue reading
According to Wikipedia, Abdul Nacer Benbrika is an Australian Muslim convicted, in 2008, of organizing a terror cell within Australia: The trial of Benbrika began in February 2008. The charges against him included, “intentionally being members of a terrorist organisation involved in … Continue reading
I’m a fan of David Berlinski, and if you live in the Los Angeles area, I notice that he will be speaking at the Beverly Hills Public Library on Tuesday of this week. Here’s the notice that I found: Noted … Continue reading
Biologist Richard Dawkins, the author of the God Delusion, will be coming to speak (in early October) in my neck of the woods (Southern California), and his soon visit prompts me to ask a simple question: What might it actually … Continue reading
My kids at Griffith Park Observatory, Hollywood, California, about a year ago.
1942 “The Battle of Los Angeles”: Did the U.S. Military Mistake a Phoenix Lights-Style UFO Incident for an Attack from Japan?
A curious event from February 25, 1942: And here’s an original news broadcast of the incident:
The Los Angeles Times today reports that a widely available pneumonia vaccine might substantially reduce your risk from dying of the swine flu virus (H1N1) this fall. My family is planning to request the vaccine from our physician. Money quote from … Continue reading
And it comes out this week. The buzz is that it has the pop and energy of Allen’s Diane Keaton days:
And if you don’t have any of these symptoms, and are out and about today, wash your hands frequently. This today in the Los Angeles Times: The symptoms of swine flu are nearly identical to those of other influenza, including … Continue reading
Late Word: 8 Billion in the Stimulus Package for a Los Angeles to Las Vegas Super High-Speed Railway!
Yes we can! This today according to the AP: In late-stage talks, Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., pressed for $8 billion to construct high-speed rail lines, quadrupling the amount in the bill that passed the Senate on … Continue reading
A Breath of Fresh Air: Obama Addressed Today the Bi-Partisan Governors Global Climate Summit in Los Angeles
What a difference one election makes! I feel like we have our country back:
See Here San Diego Mayor Sanders Powerful Account of His Reversal on the Issue of Gay Marriage—Then Join Him in Voting NO on Proposition 8
A conservative Republican makes a uniquely powerful and moving appeal for gay equality. Caution: You might cry watching this.
The Spiritual Mapping Movement and Proposition 8: 15,000 Nervy Attendees to an Anti-Gay Rally in San Diego Pray and Organize to Vote to Drive the Devil Out of California
Rex Wockner, a former Catholic seminarian, and now a journalist for numerous gay publications, did a fascinating photo-essay on this weekend’s YES ON PROPOSITION 8 anti-gay rights rally at Qualcom Stadium in San Diego. He found the crowd’s enthusiasm sometimes cult-like—and … Continue reading
Richard Nixon Would Have Voted YES on Proposition 8: Hear Richard Nixon Express His Disgust with San Francisco Gay People Here
The clip below is yet another good reason to vote NO on Proposition 8 (because a homophobe like Richard Nixon would have voted YES):