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Borges and Judas Revisited

Jorge Luis Borges’s (1899-1986) short story, “Three Versions of Judas,” was first published in 1944.  In time it would become one of the best known of his many cerebral and captivating literary concoctions. The story offered three unorthodox and inventive … Continue reading

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New Holl Family Photo

Aunt Sue, in Victoria, emailed this old photo yesterday.  Shown, left to right, are Uncle Fred Holl, Aunt Jeanne, Peter Holl, my grandfather, Millie, grandmother, Uncle Manfred, and Aunt Debbie.  My guess — and it’s only a guess — is … Continue reading

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Uncle Manfred

Dr. Manfred Holl (1928-2018) Manfred passed away at his home in Carmel Valley, California on April 28, 2018.  He was my mother’s younger brother and the youngest of the four Holl siblings.  Manfred kindly gave me a summer job at … Continue reading

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Safeguarding Col. Wallace’s Semi-Sullied Reputation

There are weighty questions in history’s halls – Why did Rome fall?  What launched the Renaissance?  Why the American Civil War?  The following doesn’t deal with one.  It merely touches on one of history’s countless minor footnotes – in this … Continue reading

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Wallace’s upcoming mayoral election

It was good to see — in the Wednesday, October 25th edition of the Shoshone News-Press – that Wallace’s upcoming mayoral election will be contested. I’m guessing that Lynn Mogensen is the likely frontrunner at this point.  Her long service … Continue reading

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“David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities” — for Zoe

10/17/17 Dear Zoe, Sometimes just before going to bed I like to watch a nature program on Netflix, just to take in some easy watching and to appreciate nature’s beauty and variety before drifting off to sleep.  Yes, I get … Continue reading

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A needless safety disconnect in football

Football season is upon us again. I pursued a sidelight career as a high school football official – a “ref” – for ten years in my earlier life in the San Francisco Bay Area. My initial training as a “newbie” … Continue reading

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