Behind the Locked Door – 2 – Book Notes

 Comment:The book is about my older brother (Errol) who died of colon cancer at 33. I know, it...

Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.

- William Blake

Behind the Locked Door – 2 – Book Notes

 Comment:The book is about my older brother (Errol) who died of colon cancer at 33. I know, it sounds gruesome, and it is, but it’s also beautiful. I’ve poured my heart and head into every chapter, every word. The competent Cypress House staff informs me that I should...

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Behind The Locked Door – 1

 Keep your eye on this space.  We are hoping our novel will be out by year end.  As we wait, we will be posting excerpts, thoughts and pictures.  There are no pictures in the book.  These blogs will provide some additional historical perspective to hopefully induce...

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Blog Post Index

[Click on BLUE links to access the blog post from the list] Think in the Morning now has over 300 posts.  Given that we started in March of 2016, this amounts to nearly 2 posts per week.  It’s getting a little unwieldy.  We think many of our old posts are worth...

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The Art of the Deal

 It was in December of 1972 that I closed the deal to buy the Sea Gull restaurant in Mendocino from Martin and Marlene Hall.  That was 47 years ago.  Martin has left us but I’m still close to Marlene.  Many of my friends are from those wonderful years still fresh in...

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Sea Gull Recipe Series – Sticky Buns

 One year ago we posted the recipe for our much loved Sea Gull Sour Cream Coffee Cake.  This year we post a recipe for another holiday (everyday) favorite, the Sea Gull Sticky Buns.  Many thanks to our baker, Jeannie Sullivan, who graciously supplied these recipes...

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“Doveryai no Proveryai” — Trust, but Verify

 Trust but verify.  How do you trust when nothing but falsehoods come out of a man’s mouth? I’d like to know.  How do you verify when malfeasance abounds in such colossal terms that it boggles the mind? The era of “big data” is also the era of “leaks”. Where...

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Arguing With Myself

 The spiritual view is that man is divine in origin with an immortal soul. The materialist view is that man is an evanescent accident with no moral nature except that created in him by his experience and culture. As mortal human beings, we have no way o’ knowing which...

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Ignorance, Apathy and More

 As the joke goes:              Q:  What is the difference between ignorance and apathy?             A:  I don’t know and I don’t care. What are we to make of this in today’s political environment?  The First Lady wears a jacket that conspicuously says:  “I don’t...

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Pandora Box Complex

 I have been called a Luddite. I welcome it. Do you know what a Luddite is? A person who hates newfangled contraptions…  Electronic communities build nothing. You wind up with nothing. We are dancing animals. How beautiful it is to get up and go out and do something....

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One Big Happy Family

 All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.   Tolstoy, Anna Karenina You can choose your friends but you sho' can't choose your family, an' they're still kin to you no matter whether you acknowledge 'em or not, and it makes you look...

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Life’s Pleasant Surprises

 These are random thoughts, silly meaningless phrases, ideas, definitions, quotes, etc.  Does it matter where they come from?  I cite sources when I can.  The soul, whatever that is, seems to need these interstices, room to stretch, degrees of freedom, mental doodles...

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Book Review: Autumn by Ali Smith

 [Click on BLUE links for sources and information] We are living in a culture that insists on lying as its delivery of how we are living,” she said then. “It insists on telling us information about which we are left wondering whether it is true or not … Fiction and...

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