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Hometown: NYC
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Current location: Durham, NC
Member since: Sat May 7, 2005, 11:13 PM
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William Pitt has been added to the In Memoriam page

with the eulogy written by his Truthout co-editor.


I know many of the threads dedicated to him since his death had people hoping that would be the case.

The eulogy contains a link to the GoFundMe which is raising funds to put in trust for the benefit of his daughter, Lola. If you knew Will, you knew that Lola was the light of his life.

Rest in Peace, Will. You will be sorely missed.


Now I understand the push reported in our local paper for RDU to initiate direct flights to India

Apple is building a multi billion $$ campus 10 minutes from the RDU airport here in the Triangle (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill). This morning there was a report in the local paper about a meeting that was held with airport officials asking for a new direct flight from here to India. Yes, there is a large Indian community in the Triangle, but not nearly enough to fill direct daily flights. There was no mention of the Apple connection. The local airport officials wanted to offer better one stop connections rather than direct flights.

It will be interesting to see how this develops.


Proud momma has to crow about the work of my youngest son

Introducing https://www.artofcrimepodcast.com/

"The Art of Crime is a podcast exploring the unlikely collisions between true crime and the arts--created, written, and narrated by Gavin Whitehead", my son, who was awarded his DFA from the Yale School of Drama last spring.

Season 1 looks at six artists who have been accused of being the notorious Jack the Ripper who killed at least five women in the East End of London in 1888. The first two episodes of Season 1 are now available on many podcasting apps--including Google, Apple, Spotify and other podcasting apps--but you may also listen to it (with accompanying musical background) on the website, which also has photos, drawings, maps, transcripts of the episodes, references and other information.

I just finished listening to (S1E1)--The Whitechapel Murders--and I was fascinated to learn more about the victims and their lives in Victorian 19th Century London. (S1E2) introduces Willy Clarkson, Master of Disguise, who was a famous theatrical wigmaker and costume designer in London, as a suspect.

If you are fascinated by true crime--particularly ones unsolved--and curious about the connection of art to crime, please take a listen! (And subscribe!)


Edited to add that the podcast is now available on Google's free podcast app.

Wordle 453 ****Spoiler Thread***

Wordle 453 2/6


An existential two! Recently, I've been using starter words that reflect things going on in my life or the world. I've been having a lot of dreams and thinking about dreams. Similarly, doubt has been a force in those thoughts.

This morning Wordle really gave me a chuckle.

Watercolor dawn

Transcript of President Biden's speech Sept 1 at Independence Hall in Philadelphia


He knocked this one out of the park.
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