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A Week of It


It is wet out.

The weekend taken up with boozing: Jameson’s & four bottles of rotgut red (I am wearing the dregs). Yesterday was bed and groaning death. 2,627 more words


The Ides of Jazz

Sure and begorrah, ‘tis a busy weekend at JazzCookie’s place. We’ve got the Ides of March, a road trip coming up, Albert Einstein’s birthday, St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, and swallows flying back to Capistrano. 773 more words


Quote of the Week: Happiness

The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.

–William Saroyan


This quote from William Saroyan caught me off guard when I came across it, mainly because it captured in a few words the lesson I had finally gleaned from years of  seeking this elusive beast called happiness.   294 more words


The Lady On The Stage (Part I)

That night I decided to go to a bar. Somewhere different from my normal selection. Out of town, perhaps, but not too far out. So I hailed a taxi. 806 more words

Detectives Investigating Polk County Inmate's Death

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LAKE WALES (CBSMiami/AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of an inmate in Central Florida.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says 48-year-old Paul Desmond died Friday morning. 124 more words


Take Five

“Take Five” is a jazz piece composed by Paul Desmond and performed by The Dave Brubeck Quartet on their 1959 album Time Out. Recorded at Columbia Records’ 30th Street Studio in New York City on July 1, 1959, fully two years later it became an unlikely one-hit wonder and the best-selling jazz single of all time.  372 more words