Monthly Archives: June 2018

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (2018) — Dan the Man’s Movie Reviews

Just be nice to one another, dammit! Fred Rogers, to many people of a certain age, was an iconic figure for children’s television. He wrote, directed, produced, and starred in a little show called “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood”, in which he … Continue reading

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Mozart Symphony No. 36 (Linz)

The Cleveland Orchestra played this in November. Before the concert, the conductor told us all a little bit about what concerts were like in Mozart’s day.  Men wore swords and women had lapdogs.  He also told us that no one … Continue reading

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“Everybody Get Off the Yellow Line!”

A few months ago I went to the March for Our Lives in Cleveland.  I took my mom and her friend with me.  My mom had never been to a protest before, and I wanted her to experience what one … Continue reading

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“Oh that I had wings like a dove! For then I would fly away, and be at rest.” by Frederick Leighton

I have a strong affinity with a painting. I saw this for the first time on a terrible day at school.  It was in the tenth grade, when my parents’ marriage was ending.  This picture shows King David, after the … Continue reading

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Undecima in Roland Garros

Rafael Nadal has defeated Dominic Thiem in straight sets at Roland Garros to win a record 11th French Open title. The King of Clay work hard for another victory in the French capital to the delight of those in attendance. … Continue reading

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Meditation on Irrational Thoughts Part 3

The idea that people who harm you or commit misdeeds rate as generally bad, wicked or villainous individuals, and that you should severely blame, damn and punish them for their sins. This is a surprising one.  When I first read … Continue reading

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Black Swan Pas de Deux

I have never been to London, but I hope to go someday.  When I do, I hope to visit the Royal Opera House and see an opera and a ballet.

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