Monthly Archives: July 2016

ban “The Merchant of Venice”?

    The following is my response to: “The Merchant of Venice’ perpetuates vile stereotypes of Jews. So why do we still produce it?,” by Steve Frank, The Washington Post, July 28, 2016 https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/07/28/stop-producing-the-merchant-of-venice/   — Roger W. Smith      … Continue reading

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canned vs. frozen vs. fresh (my personal experience)

  Canned food has been around for about two hundred years, according to a Wikipedia article I just read at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canning Hard to believe, is it not? According to another Wikipedia article re frozen foods, at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frozen_food From 1929, Clarence … Continue reading

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OJ on the Rocks

  it’s not hard to get good orange juice these days. There is still some variation in quality. If you order fresh squeezed orange juice, it is sometimes not that fresh. The fancier Manhattan delis offer fresh squeezed organize juice … Continue reading

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summary of classical music on this blog

    The music I have posted here is from old LP’s of mine. There is some rare and wonderful music (among my all time favorites).   BARTÓK Folk music for voice and piano: eight Hungarian folksongs (The music is … Continue reading

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Dvořák, String Quartet in F major Op. 96 (“American”)

  Dvořák, String Quartet in F major Op. 96 (“American”)  

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Handel, “Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne”

  Handel, “Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne”  

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Handel, “Foundling Hospital Anthem”

  Handel, “Foundling Hospital Anthem”      

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