Before and After Synchronicity ► A Pastoral Letter

A reading assignment from Pastor Ken Wilson. Dear Pastor Kenny: I began this Pastoral Letter several weeks ago and have been tinkering with it ever since, trying to get it right. Then came the car crash. That’s why this essay is bifurcated into Before & After; before my accident and after. BEFORE: It’s been well … Continue reading Before and After Synchronicity ► A Pastoral Letter

Richard Nixon’s Synchronicity In Death

On the day Richard Nixon died, 21 years ago today, I happened to be visiting the United States from my home in Canada. Coincidentally, I was wearing my blue jean jacket with my treasured Nixon pin on the collar. It was given to me by my dear friend Stephen, many decades ago, and I have … Continue reading Richard Nixon’s Synchronicity In Death

Synchronicity Two

The Rolling Stones at Altamont Dateline October 24 – In a weird act of Flying Spaghetti Monster manifested Synchronicity, today is the birthday of both Bill Wyman (1936) and Meredith Hunter (1951). Although separated by 23 years, they will always be linked by a singular event in history: The Altamont Free Concert on December 6, … Continue reading Synchronicity Two

Synchronicity

Josephine Baker hiding behind crossed eyes, a favourite pose of hers. Merriam-Webster defines “synchronicity”as “the coincidental occurrence of events and especially psychic events (as similar thoughts in widely separated persons or a mental image of an unexpected event before it happens) that seem related but are not explained by conventional mechanisms of causality—used especially in … Continue reading Synchronicity

The Sins of the Father ► A Pastoral Letter

Dear Pastor Kenny: It was great seeing you last month, as unexpected as it was. Almost immediately after the Not Now Silly Newsroom officially announced there would be no Sunrise to Canton Road Trip for Research this year …. What’s that old Jewish expression? “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” … Continue reading The Sins of the Father ► A Pastoral Letter

Beatles, Elvis, Dylan & Johnny Cash ► A Mega Monday Musical Appreciation.

When it’s Monday Musical Appreciation time, I consult several Day in Musical History sites, choose a topic, and write the post — all before most of my readers are awake. I take pride in choosing a topic that morning, researching it, choosing tunes and pics that best illustrate that research, and then writing it up. … Continue reading Beatles, Elvis, Dylan & Johnny Cash ► A Mega Monday Musical Appreciation.

Fantastic Felines ► Throwback Thursday

Yesterday’s successful adoption of Marley has me reminiscing about all the fantastic felines I’ve shared my life with. Over the years I’ve had cats named Bleeko and Echo, Bert Parks, Miss Silver, Smith and Wesson, and Castor. Here are some stories: Bleeko & Echo Bleeko & Echo were brother and sister, beautiful little calico kittens … Continue reading Fantastic Felines ► Throwback Thursday

Intense Intents in Tents ► Unpacking Grand Avenue

CLICK HERE for a full gallery of Housing for All protest pics Two gatherings in Coconut Grove on Saturday morning were as different as Black and White.  On Grand Avenue Thaddeus Scott and William Wallace were waking up in tents. This to protest a lack of affordable housing and the deplorable living conditions in West … Continue reading Intense Intents in Tents ► Unpacking Grand Avenue

10 Movies You Should Have Seen ► Throwback Thursday

The innertubes are full of movie lists. Here’s another one. What makes this list different is that no understanding of the Not Now Silly Newsroom is complete without studying the following flicks. The idea of this column came to me on Halloween when I was dial-flipping. On one channel was The Big Valley, a Western … Continue reading 10 Movies You Should Have Seen ► Throwback Thursday