Donald R. McClarey

Auld Lang Syne

Something for the weekend.  Auld Lang Syne.  Written by the immortal Scots poet Bobby Burns in 1788, his poem captured perfectly the grandeur of human memory as it ponders the cherished past.  It is very appropriate that it has become an

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Donald R. McClarey

Fifteen Below Zero

      Well, the new year has dawned in Central Illinois with the temperature a balmy fifteen degrees below zero.  For those in Celsius lands, that is about negative 26 Celsius.  The temperature here is thirteen degrees colder than

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Donald R. McClarey

Dune Open Thread

Clan McClarey, as usual, spent New Year’s Eve watching Dune (1984), a film so bad that it has become a cult classic.   Prior to watching the film we watched the 2000 miniseries on Dune.  It is far superior to

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Happy New Year 1958

Something for the weekend.  Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians playing Auld Lang Syne.  The first year I spent on this globe was in 1957.  The above is the New Year’s Eve broadcast on CBS by Guy Lombardo and his

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