Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 8,000 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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“Dies Bildness” by Jonas Kaufmann

A tenor sings a Tamino aria from Die Zauberflote. I believe he has just seen a picture of Pamina and fallen in love with her.

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Adoration of the Shepherds Bartolome Esteban Murillo

A Merry Christmas everyone !

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Films About Women 18

1 Vera Drake I had never seen the actress Imelda Staunton until Vera Drake. She was very impressive. She embodies the average matron and yet she packed such a punch in this film. She evokes sympathy and, at the same … Continue reading

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Emma’s Random “Cleveland ‘Die In'” Thoughts

I stumbled upon a protest in Cleveland, demanding justice for Tamir Rice, a twelve year old boy who was shot by a Cleveland police officer. Tamir was black, and he was carrying a toy gun. 1 I am not sure … Continue reading

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Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

Just in time for Christmas season.

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John the Baptist by Leonardo da Vinci

Apparently, this painting was done towards the end of Leonardo’s life. This painting has appeared on my blog before as a visual aid for a post. A Hershey Kiss to the first person who can name the blog post where … Continue reading

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