Monthly Archives: February 2019

Something for Thursday

I was all set to move along in the ongoing Song Challenge, but events in the musical world today compel me to push A Song from my Preteen Years to next week. Andre Previn has died at age 89. Previn … Continue reading

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Travels Along the Yellow Brick Road

I suppose I am hardly unique among Americans in that The Wizard of Oz has been a part of my life almost as long as I can remember. I grew up during that hazy prehistory when the only way to … Continue reading

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Tone Poem Tuesday

I imagine I’ve featured this work before, but that’s what’s great about classical music: You can keep coming back to it! Sir Edward Elgar composed this concert overture, “Cockaigne (In London Town),” in fulfillment of a commission from the Royal … Continue reading

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On Writing Longhand

Greetings, Programs! One cool development in my personal writing life in 2018 was my rediscovery of my love of fountain pens and in writing longhand. I’ve always found a certain pleasure in writing longhand. It feels as if the words … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, My Love

Today is The Wife’s birthday! Here is my annual repost of memories, thoughts, and observations on how she makes my life so much better than it deserves to be…but first, this past year has had a number of new challenges … Continue reading

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Wine and Wind: A Weekend

(This is a “What We Did On Our Vacation” post, with lots of linkage to businesses we frequented and liked. Of course, this being WNY, it’s followed by a commentary on some suddenly shitty weather.) So this weekend was our … Continue reading

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Bad Joke Friday

(If you don’t get the joke, there’s a song….) Share This Post

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Something for Thursday

Returning to our ongoing song challenge, it’s time for A Song I Never Tire Of. Here’s one that I heard off and on for years on various oldies and classic rock radio stations, but never all that much…until two years … Continue reading

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Recent Dispatches from Dogland

Presented without comment, here are some of the recent canine-related goings-on at Casa Jaquandor…. Share This Post

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News! Site redesign, CKW in ebook, and so on

Greetings, Programs! If you haven’t been here in a while, yes, I’ve redesigned the site again. I was never in love with the second design I had in place, and finally I decided that it was just plain not something … Continue reading

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