Monthly Archives: October 2017

Happy Halloween

I love Halloween. If you’ve read my book on Calvin Hampton you know how well I remember those parties at Calvary Church many years ago. Happy Halloween. Be safe and have fun.  

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Iridium Flare?

I was just (4:30 AM) outside admiring the stars, which are crystal clear (till you get to the light pollution southwards). I distinctly saw a brilliant flash high up, and as my eye caught it, it quickly faded, briefly revealing … Continue reading

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Vassar

I had a wonderful time at Vassar College today. There was an afternoon celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, which was kicked off by Martin Luther on October 31, 1517. There was a panel discussion, then a … Continue reading

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Dad and Me

This picture was taken about a week ago. A very nice couple–good friends and former neighbors in New Jersey–drove up to celebrate his birthday. We had a memorable lunch at a local waterfront place that emphasizes German food and culture. … Continue reading

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Last Night’s Concert

I can’t stay for a full program, thanks to a crazy bus schedule. If I miss my bus, I will have to contemplate the Port Authority till the early light of dawn. As much as I love New York, I … Continue reading

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Pre-Concert Talk Tonight

Tonight at about 7:30 (maybe 7:34) I will give a pre-concert talk for the NYUO1 orchestral concert. The program itself starts at 8 PM. Costumes warmly welcome. Free! We’ll be in the Frederick Loewe Theatre, 35 W. 4th Street in … Continue reading

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The Stars This Morning

I was up quite early, and while coffee was brewing and a cozy fire getting underway, I went out onto the patio to look at the stars. My patio looks directly to the path of the ecliptic, so the constellations … Continue reading

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Upcoming Programs

I have several things coming up. On October 26 and 27, I will be speaking for the NYU orchestras. Again, the programs will be in the Frederick Loewe Theatre. More info to come. On October 29, I will be participating … Continue reading

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The Miracle of the Sun

Today, October 13, 2017 is the one hundredth anniversary of the “miracle of the sun,” the culminating event of the apparitions at Fatima. The phenomenon was witnessed by thousands of people, many of whom lived till recent years and whose … Continue reading

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Dandelions in October

This is a first. There are dandelions sprouting on my front lawn. In October. Dandelions are an April flower. They are half a year out of their time. The apothecary’s rose (Rosa gallica officinalis) is budding for the third time … Continue reading

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