Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Help and Sarah’s Key

THE HELP and SARAH’S KEY: Here are a couple of remarkable movies. In both cases superb books preceded the films and in both cases the movie makers did an excellent job of translating the book to the screen. I see … Continue reading

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Missing the Ramp to the Information Highway

One of my favorite stories about being a frustrated college student is James Thurber’s “University Days.” Thurber, the student, must take a required biological science course in order to graduate. Unfortunately, he’s never able to see anything through a microscope. … Continue reading

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Rise of the Plantet of the Apes

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES There are plenty of cute references to the original “Planet of the Apes,” such as the name Bright Eyes, which was given to Charlton Heston , and the inclusion of that great line … Continue reading

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HINKY DINK AND TWENTY BUCKS

HINKY DINK AND 20 BUCKS We buried my father on a gloomy November day. Dark clouds dribbled on us from an incontinent sky. At the gravesite, I stood on the edge of the gathering the way he stood on the … Continue reading

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My website and Taylor Swift’s Panties

Jerry Gervase: My website and Taylor Swift’s panties Updated: 08/21/2011 01:42:01 AM PDT When a good friend suggested I get a website I naturally asked her why. “So your readers can follow your exploits when you’re famous.” “I’m already famous. It’s … Continue reading

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WHAT WAS ROSA THINKING

WHAT WAS ROSA THINKING She didn’t give up her seat on that crisp December day deep in the south, deep in our history. I wonder what went through her mind as she sat quietly on the bus in the seat … Continue reading

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DANCES WITH RAIN

DANCES WITH RAIN The day you took your clothes off and danced in the rain I wrote down a poem about how your metallic hair, wet with luster was plastered against your pale skin and I thought of William Carlos … Continue reading

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A GAME OF CATCH

CATCH To passers by it looked like a casual game of catch, you and me tossing a scruffy old ball, hearing it thwack into our soft leather mitts. Grounders and pop-ups, short hops, pegs to second, around the horn – … Continue reading

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REVIEWS

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES There are plenty of cute references to the original “Planet of the Apes,” such as the name Bright Eyes, which was given to Charlton Heston , and the inclusion of that great line … Continue reading

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75TH BIRTHDAY CARD

I see trees of green, red roses too Woody Allen said that 80% of success is just showing up. Darned if old Woody wasn’t right. I know it to be true because when I was working in the real world … Continue reading

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