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The Biggest Mistake Disney Made With the New Star Wars

I would say that the dust surrounding The Last Jedi has settled, but I am not entirely sure that this is true.  As I was preparing some other things I wanted to write about The Last Jedi, it suddenly dawned … Continue reading

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Glitter and Be Gay Natalie Dessay

  This is a very good recording of Glitter and Be Gay from Candide by Leonard Bernstein.  The coloratura is really very pretty.  I love the way the song swings between the flashy, exuberant coloratura and the slow, sad portions.

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A Primer on Sexual Abuse in USA Gymnastics

For the past couple of weeks, Larry Nassar and the sex abuse scandal at Michigan State University and USA gymnastics were everywhere. My Tumblr dashboard was overflowing with links to newspaper articles, videos from victims in court, tweets from prominent … Continue reading

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600th Post!

Here it is, my 600th post!  I am amazed that I have 600 posts, considering that I started this blog simply so that I could comment on other blogs, and then decided I needed to use it. Here is a … Continue reading

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Aly Raisman’s Speech

I was never a big Aly Raisman fan, but I am now. As another survivor said, Aly Raisman has grown from a frightened girl to a strong woman who has come back to destroy Dr. Nassar’s world.  I hope that … Continue reading

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Dreams by The Cranberries

There has been all this talk about The Cranberries since  Dolores O’Riordan died, far too young at the age of 46.  No one mentions this song! I heard this song the first time in the trailer for the Babysitter’s Club. The … Continue reading

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The Tragedy of Princess Leia’s Character

*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*     I want to talk about the tragedy of Princess Leia’s character.  No, I am not talking about the fact that she Force flies in space.  Nor am I talking about the fact that she will not be … Continue reading

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