Category Archives: Personal Kevane life

Great tour of the international space station from 2016

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Trying to fix my old turntable in basement I turned into a voyeur

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One of my mother’s favorite songs

It seems to have been written originally by James Bland. And the Bob Dylan and The Band version is here. HT: Sue Kevane

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Replacing battery in 2005 Prius

I used the Internet before, but had to replace again after 3-4 years. Same excellent explanations. Thank you, and to make your public service even more available, here are the links for future battery-replacers. I have one piece of advice … Continue reading

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Solari board at a train station, takes you into the past

My sister reminded me of what these are called.  We had been talking about flying on the upper deck of 747 or Airbus… how for our generation that was “the future” and then of course these are “the past.”

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Bob Dylan at Greek Theater

Went with Elliot last night.  Very enjoyable given the context.  I really liked his arrangement of Blowin’ in the Wind. He mostly played current stuff, and some standards.

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Photographs of me from college

Thinking about today’s selfie generation.  There are very few of me at college until the final semester of senior year and the summer that followed.  I actually do not think I have ever seen a photo of myself during the … Continue reading

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Lithuania in South Africa

I visited the museum today. Spooky to think that somewhere in South Africa are distant relatives of mine.  One of our grandmother’s uncles (something like that) emigrated here in the 1880s, along with 30,000 others from Kaunas. The Jewish Museum … Continue reading

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Yes, when it comes to Oscars, I am a hater

It always surprises me how on week days I run with an inequality-outraged, save-the-planet crowd, who the on weekends rush off to “Oscar parties” to unreflexively participate in… something.  That’s the thing: for me, the something is an envy-unhappiness-inducing corporate … Continue reading

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Now I really can go bankrupt in style

Henry Kevane’s (my brother!) firm announced that he has become a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. He will be inducted on March 13, 2015 in Washington DC.  From the American College of Bankruptcy website: Fellows are extended an … Continue reading

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Sarcastics United: Justice Scalia Is our Champion, Literally and Snootily

Justice Scalia might have a different objection. “I’m a snoot,” he once said.  “Snoots are those who are nit-pickers for the mot juste, for using a word precisely the way it should be used,” he explained.  Professor Hasen, on the … Continue reading

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Early 2015 reflection on childhood

Yesterday at some point I remembered that when I was a kid I used to have a recurring dream that I could fly.  The dream usually started with my standing in our driveway.  We had two very large trees next … Continue reading

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After grading, and after mother in hospital, time for holding your head high

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Why I generally detest Hollywood movies

Family and friends always ask me why I typically refuse to go to most Hollywood movie, why I sigh heavily when I am watching them, while I roll my eyes in the dark, why I have nothing to say after … Continue reading

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Chikungunya in the Caribbean

Mr. Abromovitz is among at least 800,000 people this year in the Caribbean and surrounding nations who contracted the chikungunya pronounced chik-en-GUN-ya virus, a mosquito-borne illness similar to dengue, which causes fever and muscle pain that is sometimes severe. It … Continue reading

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When a favoriting can make your day… thanks @goraina

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Petting a wallaby is a great way to end a Saturday evening

Leslie and I and neighbors Alan and Ken had a great time at the Congo gorilla benefit at the Happy Hollow Zoo in San Jose.  How great a time?  Let’s say “petting wallaby” kind of time….  And BTW, FAVL and … Continue reading

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Will the world ever run out of good-humored crime TV shows?

When I was growing up, Petrocelli, Magnum PI, Cannon and Kojak were once a week staples. Now my daughter, along with the entire 6th grade of my daughter’s school, is watching Psych. I had never heard of it. I bet … Continue reading

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What is Chikungunya? Don Vlady explains, from El Salvador, where tens of thousands have gotten it

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The Big Meal by Dan LeFranc at San Jose Repertory Theatre

Saw this last night with Naglee Park neighborhood friends. Definitely the best play of the season.  At first you wonder whether the banal dialogue is going to keep you interested, and then gradually, smoothly, you realize that the dialogue is … Continue reading

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