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Virginia Woolf’s Final Letter Read

Let’s recap before we hear Virginia Woolf’s final letter which was published on BBC news today. In August last year at Observation Blogger I described my reaction to just having read To The Lighthouse by Virginia Wolf . The only way I could describe

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1 per cent of the world will own more than half its wealth by 2016, Oxfam report says

Here is the report from ABC news Australia Despite reading constantly about the great humanists, transformational and servant leaders like the Pope and Obama, I think in light of these facts about wealth that Charles Bukowski’s poem ‘Born Into This‘

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Charles Bukowski – The Genius of the Crowd

there is enough treachery, hatred violence absurdity in the average human being to supply any given army on any given day and the best at murder are those who preach against it and the best at hate are those who

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The God Delusion – Richard Dawkins

Finished reading – The God Delusion – Richard Dawkins Started reading – Post Office – Charles Bukowski I was a born again christian (baptist) turned agnostic. Tomorrow I could be a Jedi. I have read a lot of books in

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Charles Bukowski’s gravestone epitaph ‘Don’t Try’

Many people have wondered what the gravestone epitaph of the great American counter-culture poet and novelist Charles Bukowski means – ‘Don’t Try.’  I was baffled by this too until I came across this ‘all things’ web site. Bukowski said:

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Blue is the Warmest Colour and To the Lighthouse

As Bob Dylan sings in Long and Wasted Years off his latest album Tempest, ‘It’s been such a long long time‘. Dang it. I’ll just come out with it. I’ve been lazy letting cobwebs fester on my Observation blogger blog.

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Ham on Rye – Charles Bukowski

Finished Reading: Ham on Rye Currently Reading: The Poet – Michael Connelly I had been wanting to read a Charles Bukowski novel after seeing the illuminating documentary, ‘Born into this‘. As Goodreads describes Ham on Rye, ‘Charles Bukowski details the

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The Superbowl. And there is talk of Bob Dylan in the Air and it’s not all good, y’all!

I know that not all great souls are Dylan fans, but stay with me on this… As purported on the Bob Dylan Expecting Rain Discussion Community, ‘As a new Super Bowl commercial for Chobani featuring Bob Dylan’s 1966 hit “I

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Eli Glasman ‘The Boy’s Own Manual to Being a Proper Jew’

I had the good fortune to come across Eli Glasman’s blog this morning  which contained several entertaining articles  I thought  I would share here.

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Comedy and the Ages. Lenny Bruce, Charles Bukowski and Hunter S Thompson

George Carlin himself once put it: “Lenny Bruce opened the doors for all the guys like me.”

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