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Moonrise.   By Paul Goldfinger  ©

Today, the glow of the moon, of the moonrise, or the moon over the ocean, or over the river….makes me think of Andy Williams.  I  first listened to his new song, “Moon River,” playing on my car radio one night in 1961. That evening I was alone in my old Plymouth driving home from a date with my future wife, Eileen.  I knew that “Moon River” had to be our song.

Johnny Mercer wrote the lyrics, and Henry Mancini the music. It was very beautiful, but I never exactly knew what a “huckleberry friend” was;  somehow I imagined I knew what kind of friend that was.  Today I finally looked it up, and the Urban Dictionary says, “There are your good friends: people who love you. And then there are your huckleberry friends: people who’ve known you for years and have stuck by you and love you no matter what.”

Here are some of the lyrics from a song that was featured in the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s:”

“There’s such a lot of world to see
We’re after the same rainbow’s end, waitin’ ’round the bend
My huckleberry friend, moon river, and me”

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Chester Township, NJ. By Paul Goldfinger

Chester Township, NJ. By Paul Goldfinger.  Re-post 2013.



Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.


“Snowstorm”   Soundtrack of  Snow Falling on Cedars.   By  James Newton Howard.

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Asbury Park Fire Dept. By Moe Demby, Blogfinger staff. 2014. ©


JOHN WILLIAMS, ITZHAK PERLMAN.    Il Postino  (movie theme)


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In front of St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery on East 10th Street. NYC Street Series. By Paul Goldfinger. Click left for larger view

In front of St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery on East 10th Street.  NYC Street Series. c. 2014.  By Paul Goldfinger. Silver gelatin print. Click image for larger view.  ©


By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.net


A quiet Sunday morning in the East Village.  In front of a church, it seems odd to see a lion. The lion looks towards the church and is contemplative. He carries a shield befitting his role as king of the beasts.

But, in contrast to that, he stands quietly mute, as if on guard against any evil that might appear in his small peaceful territory with his subjects, the pigeons, at his feet.  He wants to be the protector of anyone who might feel lonely and who would sit on those benches. You get the feeling that he would roar if it became necessary.


Denise Van Outen : “Tell Me on a Sunday”   It’s a sad New York story.

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Tuscan vineyards. By Paul Goldfinger © Click left for full view

Chianti vineyards. By Paul Goldfinger © Click image for full view


CLINT EASTWOOD.   “Doe Eyes”—The love theme from the Bridges of Madison County”— album version.

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Music from “The Life of Brian” by Monty Python: There is one four-letter word here, so we’ll rate it PG 13, but the music is so much fun that we will overlook that issue.  Anyhow, we could have used a five letter word  and received an R rating, but, on Blogfinger, we do not go all the way, and the letter X is not found on our keyboards. —PG




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By Paul Goldfinger ©

Wesley Lake.  Ocean Grove.   By Paul Goldfinger © 2014.


HARRY JAMES AND HIS ORCHESTRA.     “I’ve Heard That Song  Before” by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne  (1942)   from Woody Allen’s film Hannah and Her Sisters:


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By Paul Goldfinger, MD, FACC, Editor@Blogfinger

Scene:  Internist office in Neptune.  I have been ushered into an examining room by a woman who is dressed in a colorful uniform with flowery pants and top—like pajamas. She doesn’t identify herself or her job description  (eg nurse? aide? proctologist?).  She takes my BP and my pulse. While she is doing that, I say “70,” amusing myself while trying to predict my heart rate.  She looks up and says “75.”  She is not impressed with my accurate guess. She then says that she will take my temperature in my ear.  She sticks a probe into my ear and says, “96.5”   She doesn’t know that I am a physician.

Me:  96.5?

She: Yes

Me: What happened to 98.6?

She: You’re normal.

Me  (incredulous)  What?

She:  Oh yes, out of 500 patients here, most are 96 or 97.

Me: What do you do if you get 98.6?

She: Oh, that’s fever.

Me:  98.6 is fever?

She:  Yes

Me:  (to myself—–“Should I find another doctor?  Should I complain to the doctor? How can I start a ruckus over this inane conversation when I am constantly finding things wrong whenever I go to a doctor?  Medical practice is going to hell in a hand basket.  What does that mean anyhow?”)

Me:  Thank you.



BEE GEES:.   FRom the movie Saturday Night Fever.  “Night Fever.”

“…then I get night fever, night fever.

“We know how to do it

“Gimme that night fever night fever.

“We know how to show it.”

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"Ten men in a boat" By Paul Goldfinger

“Fun Guys”  A musical comedy by Paul Goldfinger

Paul Goldfinger, Editor@Blogfinger.net

Last September I posted the  “Mushroom Quartet” but that wasn’t the only photograph from the mushroom still-life series.  Here is another take on the subject.    I rarely do still lifes, but in this instance we have some fun guys from Fungus University.

The last ensemble reminded me of a fifties girl group, but these look like a close-harmony men’s glee club singing in the movie “Pitch Perfect 1.”

But this still life also looks like ten men in a boat. Little did they know that they would be ten men in our salad that night.

THE TREBLEMAKERS, from the filmsoundrack of Pitch Perfect II   “Lollipop

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By Michael Goldfinger. ©

Gall stone.   By Moe Demby  © Blogfinger staff.  Undated. Silver gelatin darkroom  print.


DANNY BOY  from “Miller’s Crossing”


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