Posted by trules in academia, ageing, american culture, baby boomers, death, john lennon, old friends, pensions, retirement, teaching, theater, when i'm 64
on Jun 7th, 2014 |
It used to be the “C” word. C-c-c-ommitment. Normally a young man’s word. Why ever get married, settle down, have a family, limit your (sexual) options? What about freedom? Opportunity? Spontaneity? Improvisation? Living in the moment? Be here now? What about the 60s? Sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll?
I’ll tell you “what”. Life is what. It has a way of catching up with even the best (free-est) of us? Leaving us older, lonelier, less and less healthy and attractive with each passing year. Maybe even sadder, wiser, but more isolated… eventually, if we...
Posted by trules in ageing, american culture, art from the fabric of my life, beatles, culture, friendship, john lennon, LA airport, LAPD, los angeles, old friends, road rage, west side story, when i'm 64
on May 11th, 2011 |
i’m a civilized man. intelligent, educated, compassionate, even, some might say, sophisticated in the ways of the world. i’ve traveled a good deal of the planet, survived cancer; i have a good job at a major university, i married for the 1st time at 54 years old; hell, i have a lot to be grateful for. then why, oh why, dear shiva-allah-buddha-yaweh-whoever the fuck is in charge, is my goddam temper still on a such a short leash, threatening to explode in the most unpredictable, humiliating, and inopportune times? am i a fool? or am i just cursed?
it’s a good day. the boys are in town for my...
Posted by trules in academia, committee on unamerican activities, fulbright, gypsies, john lennon, lenny bruce, politically incorrect, profanity and censorship, racism, rate my professors website, solo performance, the 'N' word, underdog
on Sep 27th, 2010 |
so it’s the first day of the new semester
the first day of the new semester at the university of immense hubris
the well endowed, private university that’s received far too much attention recently for its crimes of negligence and indulgence on the football field
and for the appointment of its new greco-roman president and its immaculate new athletic director
it’s the first day of the new semester
and i’ve returned...