Monthly Archives: April 2018

A Masterwork Turns Fifty

Spin-art painting, Central Park, near the Children’s Zoo, April 29, 1968.  I had other such paintings but they haven’t come to light yet. Spin-art used to be a popular thing. Expressionist.  Definitely expressionist. — Art and text are copyright © … Continue reading

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A Time of Stress

It’s a stressful time. The end of semester looms and much work is needed, urgently, for my professional organization.  On top of it, there have been very difficult funerals (both young men who had no business dying), a delightful wedding, … Continue reading

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Bluebirds, Robert Frost, and a Keen Eye

In “Two Tramps in Mud Time,” Robert Frost observes the moment when A bluebird comes tenderly up to alight And fronts the wind to unruffle a plume… Another edition has “…turns to the wind…” instead.  No matter. I am struck … Continue reading

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Classic Choral Society

I’m involved in the spring concert for the Classic Choral Society, an old, established choir in the Blooming Grove area. I’ll be playing music by Ola Gjeilo, a Norwegian residing in New York since 2001.  He’s quite interesting–contemporary and jazzy, … Continue reading

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Social media has always treated its users as its product. I have heard it said, in effect, “when something online is free, you’re the product that’s for sale.” But it’s worse. You’re also an “experimental rat.” Chalk that up as … Continue reading

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