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Riots in the aisles, chaos in the cheap seats

September 17th, 2015 · No Comments

“Composers of [the early Nineteenth century] seldom saw their work published, royalties were rare, and copyright laws were nonexistent. Various middlemen prevented composers from knowing what their real box-office receipts were. What money they did earn had to be divided with hack librettists. Most impresarios viewed composers and librettists as quickly replaceable commodities—they were far […]

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The glorious nose of dog

September 13th, 2012 · No Comments

“A good dog is a natural super-soldier: strong yet acrobatic, fierce yet obedient.  It can leap higher than most men, and run twice as fast.  Its eyes are equipped for night vision, its ears for supersonic hearing, its mouth for subduing the most fractious prey.  But its true glory is its nose.” – Burkhard Bilger, […]

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From the entertaining to the extraordinary to the astounding

August 17th, 2012 · No Comments

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The cascading double-dog dares

July 28th, 2012 · No Comments

Ninety-eight years ago on this very day the so-called Great War (aka, the World War, aka the First World War) “broke out,” as wars are said to do.  How did this misfortune come about?  Through an unstoppable cascade of double-dog dares, to wit: A Serbian nationalist assassinated an Austrian (aka, Austro-Hungarian) duke; The Austrians (aka, […]

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On this day in history

July 12th, 2012 · No Comments

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Now for something completely… complete

July 10th, 2012 · 3 Comments

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Know your opponent

September 21st, 2011 · No Comments

“Success is the enemy of future success.” — Garry Kasparov (quoted in The Most Human Human, by Brian Christian) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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On the road to nowhere

July 26th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Colorado is one of the places where God kissed Mother Earth.  Susanne and I spent the past few days there, in and around the Conejos River valley. When we arrived at our lodge, the first thing management wanted us to know was that a bear had been through the compound the night before, thoroughly inspecting […]

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Hitched

April 24th, 2011 · No Comments

Amtrak runs the Southwest Chief between LA and Chicago.  Last week, Susan and I took it eastbound from Albuquerque.  She was born and raised in Chicago* and we went there to be wed and to honeymoon. (*Onion-town, the legendary, big-shouldered, fog-footed Kenyan capital of the glittering island kingdom of Kansas, where edible dogs are raised […]

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Stiff upper lips and all that

April 8th, 2011 · No Comments

“Though prudence, intrepidity and perseverance united are not exempted from the blows of adverse fortune, yet in a long series of transactions they usually rise superior to its power, and in the end rarely fail of proving successful.” — from The Cambridge History of English and American Literature, Vol. XIV, Ch. VII Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Plugging away

March 18th, 2011 · No Comments

This guy’s brilliant: http://www.benloory.com/ Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Bogie at nine o’clock low

March 16th, 2011 · No Comments

I went out this morning to water my back yard, which is mostly desert with a few patches of wild grass and herb borders and a vegetable patch, and there was a falcon there, eating a breakfast of fresh dove.  I went back inside and called my wife and said, “Come quick!”  We watched the […]

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The Ideal Reader

March 11th, 2011 · No Comments

Leonard Cohen has inspired me to set out in search of that elusive and ideal reader, the one who is otherwise unemployed and bored enough to read my work from the alpha through to the omega. Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Moving from Joomla to WordPress

March 10th, 2011 · No Comments

I had a Joomla website, but had neither time nor capability sufficient to get it to look like anything more than something half-assed and tossed up on the web, so I switched over to this WordPress bloggy thing, the advantage to which being, I don’t have but the most minimal of capability with it, either, […]

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First Test Post

March 3rd, 2011 · No Comments

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