Category Archives: Arthur

Novel, Symphony, Movie

I could write a scholarly piece on this if I tried.  But this morning, listening to Vincent d’Indy’s Souvenirs, op. 62, I find late Romanticism meeting and merging with early cinema, and intuit the great connection.  Perhaps the psychology of … Continue reading

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And Now…Sega

Yes, I got a Sega Ultimate Portable too.  Essentially a white-and-blue version of the black-and-orange Atari Flashback Portable, it features a somewhat different interface and a completely different game experience.  Like the Atari, it’s a huge amount of fun in … Continue reading

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Adventure and Adventure II

The Atari Flashback is a small device, but packed with the creativity of a decade or more.  I’m tempted to compare a pocket Bible in tiny print with a big pulpit edition.  What really matters is right there at your … Continue reading

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Atari Flashback Review

The Atari Flashback Portable came yesterday, and of course I tried it out till the “low battery” light came on.  I charged it per instructions overnight, and I’ve been having a lot of fun since the wee hours. It was … Continue reading

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Of All Things, Atari

I didn’t quite literally come of age in a bubble of Gregorian chant, Bach, and the poetry of Robert Frost. I really, truly, did live in the 1970s and 1980s. When I was in college, the first computerized games appeared … 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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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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Mars After All

Last evening Slooh had a program on the Mars opposition–when the Sun, earth, and Mars were in syzygy  (a straight line, with earth in the middle).  Further, Mars was at perihelion and earth nearly at aphelion.  (Counterintuitively for Northern Hemisphere … Continue reading

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It’s a Cheetah

This is the single best article on “giftedness” that I’ve ever read. Have a great day!

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Genius

I find it irritating to read popular articles on the topic of “genius.”  Here is a good example. There’s this ridiculous sentence, which is featured as a pull-quote in the article: Genius, as a noun, has always been a sort … Continue reading

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