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Aug 01

July 2012 – Quote of the Month

Fireworks had for her a direct and magical appeal. Their attraction was more complex than that of any other form of art. They had pattern and sequence, colour and sound, brilliance and mobility; they had suspense, surprise, and a faint hint of danger; above all, they had the supreme quality of transience, which puts the …

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Jul 31

The Amazing Spider-Man

The Amazing Spider-Man Movie - 2012

“Amazing” is an overstatement, but “New and Improved Spider-Man” works for me. I finally saw the movie last night, – my second attempt. (My first attempted failed because it was the premier night of Batman Rises and the theater failed to update their listings and the fact that they closed a theater that had been …

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Jul 02

June 2012 – Quote of the Month

It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart. ― Rainer Maria Rilke

Jun 30

Shame the devil

CNN headline "The Supreme Court has struck down the individual mandate for health care. Mandate struck down" - June 28, 2012

When CNN was first created: the idea of 24 hour news held the promise of greater, in-depth news coverage. It has turned into tabloid reporting. I laugh when I hear people talk about the ‘liberal media’. All of these large media organizations are corporate owned and funded by other corporations. They serve the dollar, not …

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Jun 06

The Sound of Summer Running

Ray Bradbury books - R is for Rocket, The Martian Chronicles, Dandelion Wine, The Illustrated Man, S is for Space, From the Dust Returned - Photo by Glen Green

I learned today that Ray Bradbury, my second favorite author, died on June 5th. He was 91. As Tolkien was to fantasy, so Ray Bradbury was to science fiction – both popularized their genres. And like Tolkien, Bradbury wrote prose like it was poetry. I still have the old, well loved books and even now, on …

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Jun 01

May 2012 – Quote of the Month

It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till. What weather they shall …

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May 22

GlenGreenDotCom’s 11th Anniversary

Glen Green's legacy website home page from May 22, 2012

Hello and welcome to the new face of GlenGreen.com. The facelift is in celebration of this site’s 11th anniversary, since Glen Green Dot Com made its debut on May 22nd, 2001. And while this revamped website gets established, I encourage you to peruse the legacy site here at http://Legacy.GlenGreen.com . So, raise your glass and join …

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Apr 08

Oft hope is born when all is forlorn

The Fellowship of the Ring I’ve seen the Lord of the Rings > The Fellowship of the Ring for the sixth time. I was driven to see the movie this last time, in large part due to the four minute trailer for the Two Towers that has been added at the end. The following passages …

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Apr 03

Roger, Roger. What’s our vector, Victor?

This is Your Captain Speaking… You’re at the airport. You go through extensive “security”. You board the multi million dollar jet that must function flawlessly under extremes of speed, temperature and altitude so that you, your fellow travelers and countless people on the ground are not injured. You sit back in your seat in this …

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Apr 02

Terror

Terror, terror, who’s got the terror? Have you noticed that terror is the new catch phrase being used to justify all means of inhumanity, (censorship and invasion of privacy)? How is the US defining terror? How is the US defining its policy towards terror? Are suicide bombings against civilians terror? Hasn’t President Bush’s doctrine on …

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Apr 01

The Goblet of Fire

Mr. Potter… I finished the fourth Harry Potter book – The Goblet of Fire last night. Since last summer I’ve read all of the books and quite enjoyed them. But this fourth book has been the best since The Sorcerer (Philosopher’s) Stone. They are obviously aimed for younger readers but that said, the fourth (and …

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Mar 20

Spring – Sprung

At 2:16pm, Eastern Standard Time, spring – sprung. It also happens that this morning I noticed new, green buds on a tree outside my balcony for the first time this year. And it’s raining. – All very appropriate for Spring. It use to be that Spring was my least favorite time of the year due …

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Mar 15

Not Soon Enough

The Ides of March. It’s 70 degrees. My porch door is open. Spring can not come soon enough.

Mar 08

Computer Weary

Upgrades Can Be Downgrading I’ve been burned out on computers for several weeks now. During the new year I added a new printer that acted like a virus and really messed my system for awhile. Since I had to fix many printer related problems I took the opportunity to upgrade my system from 8.6 to …

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Feb 06

Dispirit of Justice

Attorney General John Ashcroft in front Spirit of Justice statue

Ash-hole Cash-hole This is like shooting fish in a barrel, but in case you missed it: from AP – WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2002: “(CBS) No longer will the attorney general be photographed in front of two partially nude statues in the Great Hall of the Department of Justice. The department spent $8,000 on blue drapes that …

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Feb 02

02-02-02 The Number of the Beast

Puxatony Phil Groundhog, February 02, 2012

Happy Ground Hogs Day everyone. Today also happens to be 02-02-02. I’m sure that numerologists are having a hay day with today’s date. Our primate brains are great at noticing patterns but unfortunately we also tend to try and make meaning out of those patterns where there is no meaning. Still, 02-02-02 looks neat. And …

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Jan 12

A Passing Private Note for Friends and Family

Today is a very great day. To find out why, click here to read the Friends and Family News. (Password required).

Jan 07

Look Ma! No Cavities – I Mean, Banners!

Behold! No banner ads! That’s right, I laid down 15 buckoroos so that you – my faithful viewer aren’t troubled by distracting ads at the bottom and top of my Web pages. That’s ‘Glen Green Dot Com’ for you.

Jan 06

Under Construction – In Perpetuity

Almost any good Web site should be considered to be constantly under construction and so no apologies should be made. However, I feel that I must make some apologies for the extensive construction to be found here. As I migrate over my old content, viewers are likely to find an occasional dead or not yet …

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Jan 05

Welcome – 2002

Glen Green Dot Com - World View as it first appeared in January of 2002.

2002 – Welcome. Far above the Ephel Dúath in the West the night-sky was still dim and pale. There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the …

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