Monthly Archives: April 2020

90’s Songs: You Got It (The Right Stuff) by New Kids on the Block

The first group I was ever aware of as a kid was The New Kids On the Block. People think that One Direction was big.  But did One Direction have their own cartoon show?  Because New Kids On the Block … Continue reading

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Documentaries You Should See: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? was practically a religious experience when I first saw it.  I had tears in my eyes for much of the film, not because of sadness, but because I was watching pure goodness. The film delves … Continue reading

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The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons 16 October 1834 Joseph Turner

Joseph Turner knew how to use colors.  The cold blues and grays make the fiery reds and oranges leap off the canvas.

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What I learned from Malawi

When I was in 6th grade, I was supposed to do a report on the country of Malwai.  I did almost no research and made up random stuff.  I got a D on the paper, and even that was too … Continue reading

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Journal of the (Covid -19) Plague Year : Chapter 3

Fear I would be lying if I wrote that I had never experienced fear over Covid-19.  At first, I naively assumed that a pandemic would be something that happened in TV.  In other words, it would affect other people. But … Continue reading

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Meditation on Irrational Thoughts Part 11

The idea that you must have a high degree of order or certainty to feel comfortable. This is really meaningful right now. I am writing this a few hours before Ohio officially goes on lockdown through April 6th, though we … Continue reading

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Theodora (Händel) – Krisztina Szabó, mezzo-soprano

Once again, I share a singer from the performance of Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor and also singing Handel.  She sang the mezzo soprano role.

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Journal of the (Covid-19) Plague Year : Chapter 2

Boredom The most striking thing about living in a plague time is the boredom. I am privileged to be a able to social distance, and I am aware that others cannot.  Software is very amenable to working from home, and … Continue reading

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Christ and the Woman of Samaria by Sebastiano Ricci

This is one of my favorite stories from the Bible.  I think it’s the longest conversation that Jesus has with a woman. This picture is found at the Toledo Museum of Art.

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