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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Kathleen Kennedy and the state of Star Wars (and why Kevin Feige can’t save it)

Time to make another shameless click bait post! So, Solo: A Star Wars Story did the unexpected.  It is a box office disappointment, and more importantly, it may even lose money.  This fact, coupled with the lasting anger and bitterness … Continue reading

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Gotta Love Nole’s Face

Novak Djokovic was upset by Marco Cecchinato of Italy, while Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys set up an all-American semifinal.   It’s too bad Nole lost today, but I love his face in this picture.  Nole is always so expressive on … Continue reading

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Going Back to Not Cleveland

I went back to Not Cleveland last weekend.  Not Cleveland is the city where I took a teaching job at a charter school, only to be laid off one month after I started.  I spent the rest of the school … Continue reading

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