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michael-seidel's picture
May.26.2013
Strange how we change as we age, becoming like the elderly.  I say that because I knew elderly people who, in my youth, bemoaned how things had changed.  I didn't see their point and didn't understand their thinking.  They complained about television stealing time from families and...
orna-b-raz's picture
May.16.2013
My response to Red Room's challenge to blog about the best parenting advice: Parents are forever giving needed and unneeded advice to their children: we always remember Polonius’ advice to Laertes: "Give your thoughts to yourself, And don’t act without thinking. . .   Listen to what every man...
scott-c-holstad's picture
May.12.2013
Whew! I finally finished this 850 page beast of a book. There is so much there, it’s so packed with information, that it’s hard to recall everything one would want to include in a review. Philip Norman did an outstanding job of going through documents, media, and interviewing everyone under the...
barbara-froman's picture
May.08.2013
From Matt Lawson.... As we have seen and heard, The Imperial March is an iconic musical theme which resonates in today’s society. While we have examined how the music works in the original Star Wars film series, it is also important to recognise how the musical theme resonates in other...
orna-b-raz's picture
May.02.2013
Dalhia Ravikovitch (1936--2005) wrote this poem in 1964. Here, like in the poem "Love",  we can her sources of inspiration. The following is from my preface to the translations: Ravikovitch's poetry is serious, sincere, and almost free of irony. Translating Ravikovitch, one has to maintain the...
annette-talbert's picture
Apr.28.2013
  My husband and I went to the "oldest city," St. Augustine, Florida Friday evening. It's a short drive from our home in Jacksonville, and we had a great time. After the community orchestra concert (he is artist in residence), we put on our comfy clothes and went walking. St. Augustine is a...
barbara-froman's picture
Apr.25.2013
Matt Lawson's series on the music from Star Wars continues.... Episode II: The Attack of the Clones (2002) sees Anakin take further steps on his training as a Jedi Knight.  Having a high connection with the Force, Anakin has premonitions of his still-enslaved mother in pain on his home...
barbara-froman's picture
Apr.22.2013
I'm delighted to present this unique and fascinating series of guest posts about the Star Wars film series by musicologist, Matt Lawson. The Imperial March from the Star Wars hexalogy (soon to be a ‘nonology’ if I may coin a new term) is one of the most instantly recognisable film music cues...
bob-mustin's picture
Apr.18.2013
How Wendy Redbird Dancing Survived the Dark Ages of Nought, by Lyn Fairchild Hawks Sometimes a novel steps out of the safety of genre and takes its chances. Fairchild Hawks' book is one such, and by my reckoning, it's a success. The story here is of Wendy, a fatherless sixteen year-old girl...
barbara-froman's picture
Apr.18.2013
I have more to say about this relationship, but that's for the future. In the meantime, I want to leave you with this: There's a reason we describe our most intense listening and reading experiences as all-consuming or transportive, that we say we get immersed in them, lose our awareness of...