Monthly Archives: August 2013

A Shore Thing

Jersey shore towns vary in size and in amenities.  Some have evolved into sprawling, tacky cities that offer alcohol, escort services along with Ferris wheels and merry-go-rounds.One has evolved into a giant gaming den with all of accompanying vices, including … Continue reading

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About Nothing This is an experiment.  I tried to get on my blog from my new (old) lap top.  I’m here!  But, I have no time to think. I will try again tomorrow on Monday morning.  Turn in tomorrow.

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Stravinsky and His World

This week-end, I immersed myself into a music festival at Bard college.  The featured composer at this year’s festival was Stravinsky of “Fire Bird” fame. From the first lecture on music, ethics and politics, I remember two concepts.  The first is that war, … Continue reading

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Good News

“Wars and rumors of wars”, have been with us always.  The media tends to reenforce this concept leaving us dismayed, cynical and depressed.  The result can be that in our daily lives we tend to see the worst in every … Continue reading

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A Legacy

Several years ago, I wrote a little doggerel extolling the virtues of my mother to the tune of “On Top of Ole’ Smoky”.  It was intended to give mother a smile for her ninety-third birthday.  Upon reflection, my tongue in cheek … Continue reading

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