Monthly Archives: January 2020

Super Bowl Trivia Questions!!!

So the Big Game is coming up, and you’ll probably want some trivia questions for your Big Game party! In that spirit, here are some for your freebie use. I have not grouped these in any way, nor am I … Continue reading

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Bad Joke Friday

I was going to make myself a belt made out of watches. But then I realized it would be a waist of time. Share This Post

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Something for Thursday

Listening to this piece might lead one to assume that it is perhaps a movement from a larger sacred work for baritone, chorus, and orchestra, but it is not: It’s a piece of film music, composed by Patrick Doyle for … Continue reading

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Tone Poem Tuesday

In his lifetime Hector Berlioz wrote three operas (four, if you count the “Dramatic legend” La Damnation de Faust, which is sometimes staged as an opera even though its long passages of purely orchestral music make such staging difficult). The … Continue reading

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The Snowy Ridge

Chestnut Ridge Park, which lies in the hills just south of Orchard Park, is one of my favorite places on Earth. Here are a few photos from a brief walk The Dee-oh-gee and I took there yesterday. Share This Post

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Bad Joke Friday

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Something for Thursday

As noted the other day, conductor and pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy has retired from public performance. Ashkenazy was born in 1937 in Russia, but in the 1960s he emigrated to the West where he has lived ever since, starting with London … Continue reading

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Plannie McPlannerson

  So last week I wrote about the various issues that arise when writing not just one novel but a series of novels, and wouldn’t you know it! I am running up against those issues right now. In just a couple … Continue reading

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Tone Poem Tuesday

I’ll have more to say about this later in the week, but for now I learned yesterday that one of my musical heroes, pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy, has retired from public performance. Ashkenazy has been a giant of the … Continue reading

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I’m progressive!

In more ways than just the political, mind you. My lenses, for one! Yes, it was finally time for new glasses. I’ve been mildly farsighted since my college years, when I found that I was getting headaches when doing heavy … Continue reading

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