Monthly Archives: December 2017

Lincoln Center; the ruminations of a “genius”

    I emailed the following comment to my wife last month: “Do you realize that you married a genius?” Don’t worry, I said it in jest. Or at least half in jest. It’s okay to make such comments, jesting … Continue reading

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the demise of Lord & Taylor

            The following is an exchange of emails from today between me and the poet and essayist/writer Luanne Castle, host of the popular website (of which I am a fan) https://writersite.org/     *****************************************************   … Continue reading

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crowd control on the Brooklyn Bridge

    I read with dismay and consternation an article in the New York Times a day or two ago: “Want Fewer Crowds on the Brooklyn Bridge? You’re Not Alone” By Winnie Hu, The New York Times, December 8, 2017 … Continue reading

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Mozart’s “Jupiter” live (thoughts inspired by)

    Last night I saw a performance of Mozart’s symphony no. 41 in C Major (“Jupiter”) by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. I dashed off my thoughts last night during intermission and on the subway and bus … Continue reading

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can the sun “grin”?

  I learned in yesterday’s New York Times about the passing of my former journalism professor Maurice (Mickey) Carroll, who died on December 6th.   “Maurice Carroll, Political Reporter and Pollster, Dies at 86” By Sam Roberts The New York … Continue reading

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The Water Music; thoughts about death

    Last night, on December 2, 2017, I attended a concert by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in New York. The concert began with Handel’s Water Music Suite No. 2 in D Major. It is good when … Continue reading

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