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New Years Eve, Prince (The Artist), and Alternate Text

Each New Years Eve since 1982, I have found myself humming that defiant yet celebratory New Years anthem by Prince, "1999". This reminds me of something I have often puzzled about, but until now have never blogged about or even mentioned to anyone. From June 7, 1993 to May 13, 2000, Prince went by the […]

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The Eye vs. The Eye

Last week I watched “The Eye”, the 2002 Chinese thriller directed by the Pang Brothers and starring Angelica Lee (aka Lee Sin-Jee) as Mun, a young blind woman who receives a corneal transplant, and discovers that she can see ghosts. I was mesmerized by this film. The suspense was great, the soundtrack was interesting and […]


My New Original Name

Today the clock strikes 45. It’s my birthday, and after 45 years as Terry Thompson (yawn), I’m celebrating this day by changing my name. Mind you, it’s nothing nearly as dramatic as Cat Stevens changing his name to Jusuf Islam, or Robert Zimmerman to Bob Dylan, or Gordon Sumner to Sting, or Paul Hewson to […]