Monthly Archives: May 2016

The last full measure of devotion

An annual repost. Know, all who see these lines, That this man, by his appetite for honor, By his steadfastness, By his love for his country, By his courage, Was one of the miracles of the God. — Guy Gavriel … Continue reading

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DEE-YOU-ENN

My intent has been to post here at least once a week, but obviously that hasn’t happened lately, and the reason is my usual one: I’ve been really focused on cranking out the words on SEAFLAME!, and guess what! Today … Continue reading

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Symphony Saturday

This work may not even actually be a symphony, but I’m featuring it nonetheless, because for a time Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov actually did consider it a symphony (his Symphony No. 2), before redubbing it a “symphonic suite”, called Antar. His inspiration … Continue reading

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Bad Joke Friday

Oh those wild, wacky Russians of yore! Share This Post

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Something for Thursday

A selection from Trevor Jones’s score to the teevee movie Merlin. This was made when filmed fantasy was just starting to make its big comeback, a couple of years before The Lord of the Rings, and it’s actually not a … Continue reading

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Go look at this!

Want to see a really neat photo of a flower? Sure you do! Share This Post

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Mugging!

One of my more esoteric fascinations is with Toby mugs and jugs. These are mugs or pitchers or other vessels worked into the detailed likeness of a person, usually just the head if it’s a mug, but featuring the entire … Continue reading

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Symphony Saturday

Apologies for missing this feature last week! Last Saturday was a really hectic day that didn’t afford me a real chance to sit down and go Whew! until rather late, at which point I was still facing my daily writing … Continue reading

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Bad Joke Friday

Courtesy the cast of Hannibal. Share This Post

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Something for Thursday

I don’t remember if I’ve featured this before, but it’s just such a perfect piece of music that it’s worth revisiting now and again. Alexander Borodin’s In the Steppes of Central Asia depicts the meeting of two trade caravans, on … Continue reading

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