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    Dreary and wet today.  There was a fire alarm right in the middle of my giving my exam in Intro Bio just over an hour ago.  Now I need to write a whole new exam.  It is the exam on the evolution unit so perhaps divine retribution is involved.

    In any event, this was just the thing to cheer me up with some magnificent hovers, artwork, and information.  Some interesting peoples of whom I was formerly ignorant such as Jane Digby and Allan Dwan.

    Doris Day and Marlon Brando - born on exactly the same day.  Kind of emblematic of the identify crisis in Hollywood of the 50s and 60s as the glory days of the studio system gradually crumbled.

    And of course, a happy birthday to Richard Thompson, the author of my sig line.

    And in payment for all those goodies here are some answers.

    What is your earliest memory? - I longed claimed to have a memory of my paternal grandparents during a trip to their farm in Saskatchewan.  As this happened when I was about a year old my mother was always skeptical of this claim and suggested that I was remembering them during a visit to us a few years later.  As the memory is just of them sitting on a couch there is some merit to her argument.

    What would you like to have more of in your life? - time to read and listen to music.  I spent a lot of time doing both when I was younger and it is difficult to find the time now.

    What would you like to have less of in your life? - Grading

    If you could have back one hour with any departed friend or family member, what would you want to talk to them about? - That is a difficult question.  The person closest to me who is now deceased is my mother.  However I spent quite a bit of time with her in the couple of months before she died.  The other option would be my maternal grandmother who I adored when I was a child and who has been dead almost 40 years.  As I only knew her as a child/adolescent it would be very interesting to talk to her as an adult.

    Not counting music, what is your favorite sound? - That's easy.  The call of a loon.  I can't think of anything else that comes close.

    "To see both sides of a quarrel, is to judge without hate or alarm" - Richard Thompson

    by matching mole on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 01:12:35 PM PDT

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