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Seated Buddha, Qi Dynasty

This is a rare type of seated Buddha from the Northern Qi dynasty in China. The pedastal actuallly dates from slightly later Tang dynasty. The Cleveland Museum of Art has an extensive collection of Asian art. Advertisements

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Why I Said #MeToo

A few weeks ago the #MeToo was trending on Facebook.  The tag asked all women who had been sexually harassed or sexually assaulted to post #MeToo.  I have never been sexually assaulted (thank God!) but I have been sexually harassed … Continue reading

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The Trumpet Shall Sound, Dashon Burton Bass

I heard this baritone last month when I went to hear Mozart’s Requiem two months ago.  He is a great talent.  Enjoy.

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Substitute Teaching, ie What I Did Not Write About: Preparing for Active Shooters

Back when I was substitute teaching, we would occasionally have discussions about how to handle an active shooter. The way active shooters are handled in buildings has changed dramatically.   The previous practice was to have lock downs.  This would involve … Continue reading

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Charlie Chaplin Director Series: The Gold Rush

The Gold Rush is a Charlie Chaplin film about a prospector (the tramp) who travels up to Alaska to search for gold.  He experiences many dangers before eventually becoming rich and finding love. The Gold Rush actually exists in two … Continue reading

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Will La La Land Kill the Movie Musical?

When La La Land came out last year, many people lauded the film for reviving the movie musical.  While I enjoyed La La Land, and loved the opening scene, the more I thought about it, the more I felt that … Continue reading

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Matrix Series: Catenary Ellipsoid by Brent Kee Young

This is an American born artist with an interest in geometry and calculus.  He wanted to know if form can be defined only by light and line. What do you think?  Does he succeed? This can be found at the … Continue reading

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