Monthly Archives: December 2017

Winterstürme Wichen Dem Wonnemond by Joans Kaufmann

I am not a fan of Wagner.  Jonas Kaufmann eloquently said that, as a child, Wagner’s music resembled shouting giants.  He is not wrong.  And yet, Jonas Kaufmann can make shouting giants sound appealing.  It may even make me look … Continue reading

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Adoration of the Shepherds by Hans Leonhard Schaufelein

This isn’t a great picture, but it’s from the Cleveland Museum of Art.  This is a German Renaissance painting.  Very different feeling from Italian Renaissance.   Merry Christmas everyone!

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Star Wars Thoughts: Were Rey’s Parents Ever Really That Important?

Needless to say… *SPOILERS*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*     There is a lot of anger in the fandom now because of the killing of Snoke and the revelation of Rey’s parents. I can’t speak too much to the idea that Snoke was killed, … Continue reading


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Let the Past Die: The Last Jedi and Mourning the Star Wars Films We Will Never See

Let the past die.  Kill it, if you have to.  It’s the only way to become what you were meant to be. Kylo Ren speaking to Rey We are what they grow beyond. Force Ghost Yoda speaking to Luke I … Continue reading

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Spoiler Reactions

I am not calling this a review, because I need to see the movie again before I can actually review it.  Part of that is I need to actually see the movie for what it is, without comparing it to … Continue reading

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