Entries from October 2007

NEWSFLASH: PUSS in my garden again today…..

Published on October 25th, 2007 by Malachi

Yes. It’s true. Puss was in my garden again today. Entered stage right, padded purposefully past the tomato rows (as in that Vito-buys-it scene in “The Godfather” –my great discovery this year was that tomatoes will grow and grow and grow right up to heaven if you stake them enough and give them enough water. […]

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DISGUST AT THE WAR=DISGUST AT OURSELVES? Are we finally approaching the tipping point?

Published on October 18th, 2007 by Malachi

I’ve been asking friends who are old enough to remember: when did the U.S. public reach the tipping point and turn against the Vietnam war. Many of them mention the Walter Cronkite moment, when he ended a particularly draining newscast on the war by saying “it looks like we have done enough in Vietnam” –or […]

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PART 3 : My Work In Progress: “The Strange Story of Hermann Gebler.”

Published on October 15th, 2007 by Malachi

At the same time that my brother Jerome told me about finding the Hermann Gebler letter, he mentioned the Irish writer Carlo Gebler. I was aware that Carlo was a wellknown Irish writer –himself the son of two writers, Ernest Gebler and the much better known Edna O’Brien. Jer had apparently sent a copy of […]

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