Monthly Archives: August 2020

Vice President Harris

 I like the sound of that. Let’s go, Joe! Share This Post

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Tone Poem Tuesday

 William Grant Still is not new to this series, but the goal is to highlight music as well as composers, and to just hear one work by a composer and then move on forever seems…well, weird, doesn’t it? So let’s … Continue reading

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An Addendum…

 …to yesterday’s post about my new tablet! Given that I want to use that device primarily as a secondary writing device for longer-form work, I will not be keeping any social networking apps on it at all, with the exceptions … Continue reading

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Tablet Fun!

So one thing I’ve been saving money for is a new tablet. My old one is pushing five years old (and may be over that already, as I’m not entirely sure when I bought it in 2015), so it’s getting … Continue reading

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Notes of an Overall Collector: Washington Dee Cee

There are a number of favorite subjects of mine that I haven’t used this blog to geek out about in a long time, so let’s go ahead and do some of that right now, OK? Time to talk about bib … Continue reading

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Something for Thursday (Farewell, Leon Fleischer)

Pianist Leon Fleischer has died, at the age of 92. Fleischer was one of the greatest American musicians of the twentieth century (and a chunk of the 21st!), and his story is one of consummate musicianship along with triumph to … Continue reading

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The Doggos, practicing for the Synchronized Pouting at the 2021 Olympics

Look at these two. I can’t remember what yummy thing I had in my possession–I think it was bacon, on BLT night, but I may be wrong–but wow, they wanted it. Share This Post

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Tone Poem Tuesday

There are two possibilities with regard to this amazing piece of music, which I’ve just heard for the first time ever the day before yesterday: Either this amazing work has been studiously ignored for decades since its composition, when it … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Martin Sheen!

Today is Martin Sheen’s birthday! He turns 80 years old, which I can hardly believe. In his honor, I’d like to note just one scene from his amazing life of work. This is from The West Wing‘s Season Two opener, called … Continue reading

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Wise Words from Samira Ahmed

Author Samira Ahmed, writer of the amazing YA novel Love, Hate, and Other Filters as well as others, recently appeared on one of my favorite podcasts, 88 Cups of Tea. Her main takeaway that she pushed hard was the need for … Continue reading

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