Archive for May, 2008

And the Award goes to…

May 15, 2008

The Society for Information Display (SID), the leading global organization dedicated to the advancement of electronic-display technology, today announced the winners of its 13th annual Display of the Year Awards. This year’s honorees represent exciting advances in providing consumers with a superior viewing experience, whether handheld, in the home, or on the big screen. RealD was honored with the Society’s 2008 Silver Award for Display Application of the Year.

The Dogs of Hiroshima

May 15, 2008

The dogs of Hiroshima
barked until the very end.
One slept on the ground, in the shade.
Two pups played and chewed on each other.
One dog came when it was called.
Another sat by the side of her master.

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Halloween 1970

May 5, 2008

This story appeared in a collection of stories edited by Paul Krassner, “Pot Stories for the Soul.” The collection provides a rich view of the 60’s counter-culture, of which I was a part.

Halloween 1970

By Lenny Lipton

Behind me lay the Sacramento Valley, the A & W Root Beer drive-in in Redding, a hash joint in Weed and the ever-looming Mount Shasta, the Siskiyou, Ashland and the long glide downward into Oregon. Before me, across the road, that Halloween moonlit night, I heard the sounds a rock band coming from the big old house with the Jeffersonian columns. The house sat on a knob of land formed by a bend in the Mohawk River, just a few miles outside of the town of Marcola. They said it had been used in the Jimmy Stewart movie Shenandoah, and true or not, the story lent an air of glamour to the downtrodden manor.

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