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  28th & 29th August, 2014











Rod & Boots photographed by Christian Tabor February 13, 2013
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A Thought for Today

Where do they go, the people who sail into our lives like green leaves and disappear like snow?




Don’t hurry spring
the wind still trembles
in the empty trees
and dead geraniums stand still
in Spanish Harlem window boxes.
Another week perhaps
when skaters leave the pond.

Now for a while longer
we can have the park to ourselves.

I need a while more with you just now,
there are some things
I don’t yet know.
Do you like the color blue
          do I worry you when I frown
where were you
when I was growing up
                   and needed somebody ?

- from "Hand In Hand," 1977

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notable birthdays

Thursday 28 August

Sir John Betjeman o Karl Bohm o Charles Boyer o Ben Gazzara o Johann von Goethe o Billy Grammer o Ron Guidry o Scott Hamilton o Robert Irving o Nancy Kulp o Sam Levene o Bruno Nettelheim o Simon Oakland o Donald O’Connor o Wayne Osmond o Jason Priestley o LeeAnn Rimes o Rick Rosovich o Peggy Ryan o Emma Samms o Elizabeth Ann Seton o David Soul o Daniel Stern o Leo Tolstoy o Mike Torrez o Richard Tucker o Shania Twain

Friday 29 August

Richard Attenborough o Dante Basco o Ingrid Bergman o Lauren Collins o Rebecca De Mornay o William Friedkin o Richard Gere o Elliot Gould o Carla Gugino o Oliver Wendell Holmes o James Hunt o Michael Jackson o Robin Leach o Jeff Licon o John Locke o John McCain o George Montgomery o Dick O'Neill o Charlie "Bird" Parker o Nathan Pritikin o Isabel Sanford o Joel Schumacher o Preston Sturges o Barry Sullivan o Dinah Washington

Rod's random thoughts
If I love my fellow man a little more today, tomorrow I'll move more gently through his space.

You get a lot more if you're willing to settle for a lot less.

Strength is not the fortress, but the bricks that build it.


There is no loving... without losing.
You lose yourself to become part of somebody else.
That’s just how it is.

I didn’t expect to remain the same but...
        oh I guess I didn’t know what to expect.

It’s different every time though.
A new language invented.
A new system stumbled on...
       different from the old one.
A new way of engaging and disengaging ourselves
                                from each other.

God knows how often I’ve looked into your eyes
        but do you know... when I’m gone from you
        no matter how I try to remember
                sometimes I forget the color.

Yes... I’ve lost some things...
ties and shirts you didn’t like
friends you didn’t approve of.

I’d get clobbered in a game of touch now
        even with someone my own age.
Sometimes I feel I’m out of practice
       with people too now.

Well... what would I do...
         if you went off or something happened ?

I’m not equipped anymore for relating to someone else.
I’ve lost... oh only Jesus knows what I’ve lost.
‘Cause there is no loving without losing something.

What I’ve gained from being with you...
        besides a belly and a deeper beard...
        I guess I couldn’t get anywhere else.

And I’ll be damned if I’ll ever try.

 - from the album "For Lovers"


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