Monthly Archives: November 2015

Stuff for a Sunday!

Some links before we head out to brunch in Manhattan, as people do! (I am so going to miss this city…but more on that another time!) :: A couple of Star Wars links first. Here’s an interesting interview with Lawrence … Continue reading

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Thankfulness (Something for Thursday — Thanksgiving edition)

Wow…hard to believe it’s been a year since the last time I was thankful! There seems to be so much ugliness in the world right now, but I wonder if that’s not always the case…it comes and goes. But the … Continue reading

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Symphony Saturday

Ooooh, here’s one of my absolute favorites. There’s just something about Russian Romantics that always calls me home. I don’t really know why that is; it’s nothing genetic or ethnic or to do with genealogy. To my knowledge, there’s not … Continue reading

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Bad Joke Friday

I saw this on Facebook and stole it immediately. Share This Post

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Something for Thursday

I love Russian music. Composers from that land (and its various “satellite” countries) really have this way of letting it all hang out, don’t they? Here’s a short selection: the Sailor’s Dance from The Red Poppy, by Reinhold Gliere. Share … Continue reading

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A Random Wednesday Conversation Starter

Favorite Disney villain — GO! Share This Post

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Sunday Linkage Clearing House!

Some links that have been gathering dust in my bookmarks! :: “Why would you waste cream and sugar on anything that you don’t like?” Nifty little video on one restaurant’s tradition of celebrating departing crewmembers with a pie in the … Continue reading

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Symphony Saturday

Belgian composer Cesar Franck wrote only one symphony in his life, but it’s a mainstay of the symphonic repertoire for reasons that become obvious upon hearing: it’s a powerful work, lyrical and brooding and, in the end, optimistic. Franck’d reputation … Continue reading

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Bad Joke Friday!

A panda walks into a bar and says, “I’ll have a rum… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … …and coke, please.” The bartender says, “OK, but why the big pause?” … Continue reading

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Something for Thursday

Even despite the movie’s gaping historical inaccuracies and Kevin Costner’s less-than-robust attempt at a British accent, I still like the movie Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. I especially love its sweeping score by Michael Kamen, who is to my mind … Continue reading

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