Monthly Archives: August 2018

Summer’s Ending

Here’s Peekaboo by a stack of firewood.  Not the substantial cuts of hardwood that will heat the place all winter; just a small stack of scavenged kindling that will take the chill off.  I don’t expect to need regular fires … Continue reading

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Algorithms

“Algorithms, in fact, are not simple numbers and neutral sequences of operations, but rather elaborations of intentions that pursue precise aims and can be used to influence personal choices and decisions, and effect the formation of individual thought and consciousness.” … Continue reading

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Il Transilvano

I ordered what I thought was a modern edition of Diruta’s classic text, Il Transilvano (The Transylvanian).  This is a book on keyboard performance–organ and harpsichord.  Its “spooky” title describes its picaresque hero, a young Transylvanian rube who comes to … Continue reading

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Listening to Glenn Gould

On the stereo:  the Goldberg Variations, Glenn Gould, 1981 version. This version came out when I was in college, and my good friend Doug Dower turned me on to it.  I wore out the cassette tape.  I’m pretty sure we … Continue reading

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Blogs I Can’t Read

Just saw two blogs–one saying the queen should give up her thrown, and another saying that Jehovah’s Witnesses are false profits. Can ewe sea why I’m knot interested in reeding them? Wen a righter cant spell…oh, hell…when a writer can’t … Continue reading

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Loopin’ the Lupine

Please, please, pronounce “lupine” correctly. There is a word spelled LUPINE and pronounced LOO-pine, and it is an adjective meaning “wolflike.” There is another word spelled LUPINE and pronounced LOO-pin, and it is a noun meaning “perennial flower from the … Continue reading

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About That Priest

I’ve had a change of mind, if not entirely of heart. The priest I mentioned the other day–someone I’d thought was a friend, but who turned out to be a sexual predator–well, for now I am not going to continue … Continue reading

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Edelweiss

I planted a small Edelweiss two years ago.  As recently as this spring, it was flowering.  Then it vanished, the victim of careless weeding. So, today, a box of three healthy new Edelweiss plants arrived from Bavarian Specialties.  One is … Continue reading

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Bobby Brown

WARNING:  Frank Zappa is funny but he uses bad words and deals with adult subjects.  Do not click this link unless you are an adult. If I don’t post this I’ll start to cry.  It has to do with a … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Grand Jury

Another bomb has gone off in the Catholic Church, this time in Pennsylvania.  A grand jury has released a report detailing pervasive child sex abuse among the clergy.  Not the first time this has come up, but certainly the worst … Continue reading

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