Monthly Archives: March 2018


In all my life, I never saw a bluebird till this morning. (Let’s be clear: I mean an eastern bluebird, in Latin Sialia sialis; not a bird that’s blue.  I just told someone who replied that she saw “blue birds” … Continue reading

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Well, That’s That

The Humanity Star is crashing to earth, long ahead of schedule. It’s oddly fitting. The “disco ball” was launched into orbit in January and was supposed to orbit the earth for nine months.  It was fleetingly visible from the Northeast, … Continue reading

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Harpsichord Check-in

It’s been a busy time, musically speaking.  The concert given by the Tower Trio last Sunday, in Goshen, NY, was a big success.  The audience responded generously with a free-will offering that will cover some necessary organ work.  Wonderful! The … Continue reading

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Told Ya So

So Mark Zuckerberg, college dropout and wearer of boring T-shirts, is in deep trouble for a massive, deliberate, for-profit data breach at his famous Facebook.  Fifty million subscribers had all of their personal data snuffled up, along with that of … Continue reading

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Concert on Sunday

This Sunday, the Tower Trio will perform at the First Presbyterian Church in Goshen, New York. Program is at 3 PM and is free, though offerings are gladly received. A simple reception follows. The Tower Trio consists of the founders … Continue reading

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Stephen Hawking–A Reminiscence

Stephen Hawking is dead at 76. I vividly remember his visit to the University of Chicago in 1986.  His lecture, given via a graduate student to a packed Mandel Hall, was titled “Why Time Moves Forward” or something like that. … Continue reading

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Volunteer Work

I have always enjoyed volunteer work.  Currently I help out pro bono at a local Catholic church for a weekend Mass.  Money is not abundant there, but the church is a little jewel and the pastor and I get along … Continue reading

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