Wednesday, August 21, 2013


A good morning, working on new book of poems. Already took S on his morning run, another this eve. Need to do 10 pages of Overdrive to complete minimum work schedule. All is well.

See doc Fri. Annual checkup.

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1 comment:

Mike Gold said...

Speaking of Productivity, a little more research turns up the fact that a new JFK film is due out in September. "Parkland" is the story of Dallas and Parkland Hospital on Nov. 22, 1963.

The screenplay, however, does not resemble the book from which it came, "Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy," by Vincent Bugliosi.

In the book, which came out in 2007, Bugliosi argues, in over a 1,000 pages, against every conspiracy theory that has ever been made about the assassination. In the end, Bugliosi maintains that Oswald acted alone.

The film, it turns out, doesn't take sides on the issue. For my money, I figure it's worth a look.

Did I mention that at the time of the shooting my father was an Assistant US District Attorney here in Portland. The Justice Department called him and wanted my father to interview, of all people, Jack Ruby's brother who lived, in of all places, Dallas, Oregon--just north of Salem. According to Ruby's brother, and as reported to the Justice Department by my father, Ruby shot Oswald because he wanted to "wipe the smirk off the punk's face."

I was six years old at the time, and I thought Ruby's statement was wonderful. It was the stuff good movies were made of.