Monthly Archives: October 2010

Conjunto Jardin & Stefani Valadez World Ensemble

Conjunto Jardin (http://www.conjuntojardin.com) is one of my all time favorite groups (not to mention friends).  They played at The Talking Stick (1411 Lincoln Blvd. Venice CA 90291) on Sunday evening.  Conjunto Jardin specializes in Son Jarocho, the musical genre of … Continue reading

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Jan Tucker’s November 2, 2010 California Endorsements & Recommendations

Leave Blank:Do Not Change:Your email:  California Ballot Endorsements by the “FACTION” “FACTION” stands for “Friends And Cohorts of Tucker Independently Organizing Nationally.” It is my tongue-in-cheek, semi-Stalinist “Cult of Personality,” through which my friends (and cohorts) and I conduct our … Continue reading

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People Who Died for Your Right to Vote

Viola Liuzzo was the wife of a Michigan Teamster.  At the height of the civil rights movement in Mississippi she went there to assist the many, many people who risked their lives day and night for the right of all … Continue reading

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The Revolt of the Masses: It ought to be a best-seller

Leave Blank:Do Not Change:Your email:  Spanish philosopher Jose Ortega y Gasset is best known for his seminal work, The Revolt of the Masses. He is less well known for another important contribution to philosophy, his juxtaposition of “I live therefore … Continue reading

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Blacklisted: Hope Foye was one of many victims

Time Hope Foye was one of the many thousands of Americans who were blacklisted by the entertainment industry during the “McCarthy Era.”  The movie produced by my great friend Constance Jackson (see the invite below) will tell that story poignantly … Continue reading

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Tucker’s Genetic Geneaological Journey Continues

Some time ago I had my DNA tested by the National Geographic Genographic Project.  Check back on my blog postings for August 17, 2009, and October 30, 2008 (re-print of November 25, 2005). As past readers will know, I’m Haplogroup … Continue reading

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Federalist No. 10: Why it’s important for my PI colleagues to understand how democracy works

Leave Blank:Do Not Change:Your email:  In a January 3, 2010 letter about me nominating me for CALI’s Distinguished Achievement Award, 53 year career private eye Eddie McClain wrote in pertinent part,  “He has also been an effective advocate for the … Continue reading

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Small World reminder @ the Autry Museum: Siqueiros exhibition

I spent some time Saturday at the David Alfaro Siqueiros exhibit at the Autry Museum.  It’s a great exhibition of his art and that of related artists and photographers.  The exhibition is entitled “Siqueiros in Los Angeles:  Censorship Defied” and … Continue reading

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Unexpected Praise

I have on several occasions learned after-the-fact that I’d been nominated for CALI’s (California Association of Licensed Investigators) Investigator of the Year award.  If people had asked me prior to nominating me I’d have told them I’m not really all … Continue reading

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Play nice or get out of the sandbox

“So please Ed, play nice or get out of the sandbox.” Continue reading

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