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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Re-Read

1 Dobby has a winning, childlike appeal. 2. The rule that underage witches and wizards can’t use magic outside of school is very unfair to children in Muggle homes. Harry gets in trouble for something that is not his fault. … Continue reading

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Beethoven Piano Donate No 6 in F Major by Jandro Lortie

This YouTube page says that a lot of people consider this one of Beethoven’s less important sonatas. https://m.youtube.com/results?search_query=Beethoven+piano+sonata+6 Does anyone have an opinion on that?

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Storage Vessel with Ransom of Hektor

This case shows the scene at the end of the Iliad when Priam appeals to Achilles for the body of Hector. It is an incredibly moving scene. The Iliad does not end with the heroes basking in their glory, but … Continue reading

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90’s Songs: Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion

Words cannot express how much I loved this song at the age of 12.

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Documentaries You Should See: Red Army

I am not a hockey fan, it I still really loved this movie. It is all about the great Soviet Hockey teams of the 1980’s. It details the inhuman conditions under which they trained but also the skill that made … Continue reading

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Statue of Sakhmet, Egyptian New Kingdom, Dynasty 18

I love Sakhmet. She was the Egyptian goddess of war. I find it unexpected to find a goddess of war, but it actually makes perfect sense. Sakhmet has the head of a lioness. The ancient Egyptians were very familiar with … Continue reading

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Do We Need Statues To Learn History?

So, the United States is revisiting the Confederate statues that litter the country, including in states that fought for the Union. One common argument I see online is that the purpose of statues is to teach people about important historical … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone Re-Read

1 So, a few weeks ago I reread Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone. This is not going to be a formal review since I have already read the book twice. But I haven’t read the books in ten years … Continue reading

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L. Mittelhammer (baritone) & J. Ware (piano) – F. Schubert : “Auf der Bruck”

I heard him sing at The Cleveland Orchestra. I miss the orchestra.

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“What To The Slave Is The Fourth of July? “

NPR tracked down the descendents of Frederick Douglas and asked them to read part of his famous speech about the Fourth of July. At the end of it, they share their thoughts. “At a time like this, scorching iron, not … Continue reading

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