Thursday, July 31, 2008


My memories of dreams are more real than my memories of reality -- yet what I recall as reality is more dreamlike than my dreams! There comes the confusion. Perhaps it is a way of not admitting to what really happened in my life, what I have done with my life as opposed to what I could have done. Or is it that my dreams are a safe place where I cannot be harmed, a place where if things get out of hand I simply awake.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Flower Power

Robert Patrick published today Bob Woof's question about the performance of "Hair" in Central Park in New York City this summer: "During Claude's 'war' hallucination scene in Act II... there is a moment that recreates the putting a flower in the rifle of a soldier that you've sent pictures of when one of the Harris clan actually did it in the sixties. Did HAIR always include a version of this moment?"

WALTER HARRIS responded: :The 'flower power' tableaux was not a scene in the original B'way HAIR --but I'm glad my brother's spontaneous, iconic act is getting additional exposure in The Big Apple in this election year. It's appropriate for HAIR to include it and inspire a younger generation of Tribe members (and voters). Love to all, Walter Michael Harris, brother of George Harris, III, aka Hibiscus -- photo by Bernie Boston."


Friday, July 25, 2008



Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Christian the Lion

Christian the Lion

So these two people raised this lion cub who they named Christian, and sadly he got too big for them to take care of so they decided to release him to live as a wild lion. Well, in this footage, a year has passed and it looks like Christian's adapted to living with a pride of lions when his old friends come back to visit him. Watch closely and you can see the look of pure disbelief that dawns on his muzzle- it's awesome.

Next thing you know, we have a heart warming reunion. Not long after, members of Christian's pride approach and even they seem to accept Christian's human friends.

YouTube, 5,832,328 views as of 07/23/08

Monday, July 21, 2008


Tuesday, July 15, 2008


"The Politics of Fear," by Barry Blitt

cover of The New Yorker of July 21, 2008

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Where the Hell is Matt? (2008)

Click here for Where the Hell is Matt? (2008)

Click here for The New York Times Article, July 8, 2008
"The peripatetic Matt Harding’s dancing videos have been his ticket to Internet fame, travel and a lot of impromptu dance partners around the world."
As of 07.08.08, YouTube Views: 4,655,756




Sunday, July 06, 2008

Saturday, July 05, 2008


Mary Opal (Rapp) Carlin
Mary Opal (Rapp) Carlin, 97, Rapid City, SD, passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2008, at her Rapid Valley home. Mary was born May 21, 1911, to John and Ursula (Jones) Rapp, at the home of her great-grandfather, Andrew Jackson Jones, at Bijou Hills, SD. Mary was baptized on August 10, 1911, at Holy Trinity Church, Bendon, SD, now relocated at Kimball. Mary was the first born of 10 children: Mary, Gertrude, Rose, Bernard, Richard, Leonard, Theodore, James, Frances and Julia. Mary grew up and attended school at Kimball, and was the last living member of her 1929 graduating class from Kimball. After high school, Mary attended nurses training at St. Joseph's Hospital in Mitchell, where she met Patrick Carlin. They were married Jan. 19, 1931, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Kimball. The young couple moved to farm of Patrick's father, Thomas Carlin, northeast of Emery, where they lived until 1959, when they moved to a farm east of Rapid City. To this union 15 children were born: John, Leo, Charles, Richard, James, Joseph, Patricia, Michael, Paul, Margaret, Anne, Mary, Thomas, Jeanette and Daniel. Mary is survived by 12 of her children, John Carlin, Graettinger, Iowa, Leo Carlin, Byars, Okla., James Carlin, Joseph Carlin, Daniel Carlin, Patricia Janssen, Margaret Buchert and Mary Dorothy Carlin, all of Rapid City, Michael Carlin, Cheyenne, Wyo., Anne Anderson, San Diego, Thomas Carlin, Mitchell and Jeanette Wallace, Douglas, Wyo.; 48 grandchildren; 96 great-grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rose Lorene Brooks, Rapid City and Frances Ann Stapelberg, Lockeford, Calif.; and two brothers, Theodore Rapp, Rapid City and James Rapp, Denver. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, John and Ursula (Jones) Rapp; five of her siblings, Julia Evelyn, Bernard, Leonard, Gertrude Pearl and Richard; her husband Patrick Carlin; three of her sons, Paul, Charles and Richard Carlin; and one great-grandson, Alex Carlin. Of those who knew Mary, words cannot convey the strength and goodness of her character. Each of us will cherish our own memories of Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and Great-Great Grandmother. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., with a Christian wake service at 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 2, at Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home, 2700 Jackson Blvd. Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 3, at the Church of St. Therese, the Little Flower, 532 Adams St., with Father Bill Zandri presiding. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, 1901 Mountain View Road, Rapid City.
A memorial has been established. Friends and family may sign her online guest book at