End of May 17 Column
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This and That

Vaccine Benefits
Marjorie Gottlieb Wolfe has assembled a list of vaccination freebees.

Other People
“Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Never Too Early

I was sitting around wishing I had been introduced earlier to gratitude and the fact that feelings are clouds. Imagine my joy when I discovered two children’s books on this subject, featuring the Zen Pig. Share them with your descendants!

Big Dumb Film
Vanquish, a big dumb film on Amazon with Morgan Freeman and Ruby Rose. Very stylish, but you’d think bad guys would hit SOMETHING when they fire their weapons, just once. But no… Fun, funny, well-acted, hollow, stupid.

Age Vs. Youth
In Vanquish, Freeman delivers a version of the famous David Mamet quote (Mamet puts it better): “Old age and treachery will always beat youth and exuberance.”

Keillor on Love

I know Garrison Keillor is supposed to be cancelled, but I still find him a quotable writer. From his weekly column: “When your happiness makes me happy, even at a distance, independent of me, that means I’m the right man for you.” And, “I am in her hands even when I’m not in her arms.”

Carmen Maria Machado on Love
Machado’s description of In The Dream House: “Examining what it means to be so head over heels in love, in lust or both that you let someone treat you badly.” I wish I’d read it as a young man; it might have helped me understand some of my early relationships while I was still in them. A profound quotation on this subject.


Robert E Malchman

That's precisely my problem with way too many Other People: They are afraid of people with brown skin, they love Donald Trump, and they have lost their minds.

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