Category Archives: Facebook Notes

Pre-blog notes from Facebook. September 2010 through March 2011.

Prose Ode to Groupon (in the Wake of Miraculous Half-Day Car Detail): “Food Stamps for the Upper Class”

I owe the subtitle of this blog to a fascinating, witty Facebook friend in Austin, TX with whom I correspond regularly about topics ranging from literature to photography to travel. I had a happy if warm day in my apartment … Continue reading

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Happy Saturday! Amy Chua (aka Tiger Mom) at 3PM at UCSB Arts and Lectures: Going with Open Mind

J and I are going to hear Yale Law professor Amy Chua discuss her bestseller,¬†Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, at UCSB’s Campbell Hall. I have blogged about Tiger Mom before, once at some length from the perspective of¬† daughter … Continue reading

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Well-Done Film about Marriage, Friendship, Infidelity: Just Between Friends (1986, Danson, Lahti, Waterston, Moore)

I am at my boyfriend’s parents gorgeous home during a pit-stop between swim lesson and guitar lesson and wanted to post something but knee deep in theory and also negotiations about candy, so I thought this would be an appropriate … Continue reading

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“Ponzi is not a Jewish Name!”: Review of Abe Foxman’s “Jews and Money, Story of a Stereotype”

Note: This appeared on Gregg Hilton’s FB page. As you know, I owe half my FB friends to him directly, or indirectly, and while I rarely venture into political or historical waters, I read this book in March and learned … Continue reading

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“As Long as We Keep Talking, We Stay Alive”: Michael Keaton’s Platonic Love Affair with Helena Bonham Carter in “Live from Baghdad” (HBO)

I remember watching this movie repeatedly, about ten times over a two year period, from 2003 to 2005 on my VCR in the horrid, truck route Lebanon apartment about which I have written many times in my FB notes. It … Continue reading

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Sweet, Funny Inconsequential Movie from 1984: Gotcha, The Last Seduction Meditation re Gender Roles, Woody Allen’s Alice and Blythe Danner

Just a silly shortish note, inspired when I went to Soho, a club in Santa Barbara, for a Christmas rock-and-roll show, at which a friend of my friend’s was singing. J had work to do and never made it and … Continue reading

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Favorite Line From Chorus Line’s “Let Me Dance for You”: “I’m a Dancer, That’s Who I Am, What I Do” (Reflections on Writing and Debate) [Old FB Note]

NOTE: Written December 7, 2010, Starbucks 66th and 3rd, Manhattan. All pre-blog of course. ——- I was just chatting with someone about writing. I can write 6 or more hours a day, I mean, not serious academic writing. Not anymore, … Continue reading

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Today , November 22, is George Eliot’s (Mary Ann Evans) Birthday. 1819. Most Important Figure in Life for Five Years [Old FB Note]

This was a FB note written on November 23rd, the day after GE’s birthday: 1819-1880. I have a very flexible relationship with my ATM/debit card. This was a day when I had no means of getting cash, but a friend … Continue reading

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Back in LA, Heading to SB with 6 Philosophy Lectures to Blog About, Also Follow-Up Emails to New Contacts from APA!

It will be nice to see J, and my new computer, later today when I arrive in SB. I have two schlepper errands for Dad and now that leg is messed up, I have an excuse for a pigsty of … Continue reading

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Love and Other Drugs: The Tragedy of Parkinson’s, The Horniness of Men, the Power of Love, The Greed of Pharmaceutical Co’s

WARNING: This is a SPOILER review. I analyze the entire movie, give away plot and critique the ending. I DO recommend the film, but it is much too long, drags after the midway point, and is better on the comedic … Continue reading

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