Monthly Archives: November 2014

Waiting For Blood Test Results

As I mentioned a few months ago, I was having some trouble with my TSH. I switched when I take my medication and I am now waiting for my blood test results. I am freaking out over this, but trying … Continue reading

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Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen by Simon Keenlyside

This song could also be called Papageno Wants a Girlfriend. It’s very charming. I’ve seen parts of the Die Zauberflote, and the best parts, by far, are Papageno. Screw the search for Masonic enlightenment. Give me Papageno’s search for Papagena. … Continue reading

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400th Post!

Ring out the bells, I am about to publish my 400th post! It is utterly unbelievable to me that I actually made it to 400 posts. Even just a few months ago, I was feeling lackluster about blogging, about the … Continue reading

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“Hymn to the Evening” by Phillis Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley was the first African American woman to become a published poet. Born in Senegal in the mid-eighteenth century, she was brought on a slave ship to Boston, where she was purchased as a slave. (Yes Virginia, they did … Continue reading

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Films About Women 17

1 Pride and Prejudice (2005) I am including this film for a rather curious reason. Everyone is likely familiar with the story of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, the story of Elizabeth Bennet, a young woman who must marry, … Continue reading

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Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley

I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of … Continue reading

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Angela Merkel Did It Better

My most recent post was about the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. However, that was not the only anniversary on November 9th. November 9th was the 76th anniversary of Kristallnacht,  It recalls a systematic pogrom against … Continue reading

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