Author Archives: David Taylor Johannesen

A Sister’s Sailing Sestina

She took me to the Fine Arts Museum—: I asked of a painting, “What’s it about?” “It’s about itself, keep looking, dear boy: It may have been the artist was in doubt.” We left Boston upon a morning whim, To … Continue reading

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E Pluribus Unum

E Pluribus Unum, from the Latin, “out of one many” was adopted in 1776 to signify a union of states and federal government. Benjamin Franklin also warned: “We have a republic—if we can keep it.” After 225 years the states … Continue reading

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Sailing Buzzards Bay

At 70, going on 50, sailing with Senator Warren over Buzzards Bay toward the shallow hills of Falmouth, Massachusetts, I seek a reprieve from phantom candidates posturing in a specious election pitched at halfwits—charlatans, mountebanks—: Hubris & Tyranny!

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Book Club

At a recent book club luncheon in Sunnyvale my readers asked very perceptive questions and made strong suggestions for a movie version of the book: what character to clarify; what scenes to leave out and where the core of the … Continue reading

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Brexit – It Works for Me Two Ways: In or Out

What do you do with your stock market gains after Brexit? Support the EU and buy Italian! Or, hope that Britain and Norway form their own EU, enjoy North Sea Oil and elastic prosperity as one of my long-ago Oxford … Continue reading

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Enough!

For over a year my blog has presented a span of inquiry— from literature to politics to my own writing to satire—and this blessed state elevates everything to a proper footing. I bid you farewell and fond wishes as I … Continue reading

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Yahoo! Oakley UT Rodeo July 1-4

Come join us July 1—4          

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