Category Archives: general interest

“try and catch me!”

    I was walking in Central Park at 11 a.m. today. A blustery day. There was a girl about age 8 or 9 running with head down and long blonde hair blowing in the wind, on the pathway leading … Continue reading

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Mozart, Alexander L. Lipson, and Russian 1 with Professor Gribble

    On Thursday, November 16, 2017, I heard a performance at Carnegie Hall of Mozart’s String Quartet No. 16 in E-flat major, K. 428 by the Tetzlaff Quartet. Mozart’s K. 428 is one of his Haydn Quartets, a set … Continue reading

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philosophy class

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders, in a press conference on November 17, 2017, asked about why President Trump tweeted ridiculing and criticizing Al “Frankenstein” (but had no comment about Roy Moore) was asked to elaborate on this in view of … Continue reading

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New York sunlight (and New York joys)

    The grass that grows by absorbing the life-giving energy of the sun becomes a metaphor of *the ceaseless springing forth of life from death.’” — David S. Reynolds, Walt Whitman: A Cultural Biography (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, … Continue reading

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on hearing Brahms’s Requiem; views on death

      on hearing Brahms’s Requiem; views on death by Roger W. Smith       On Monday, November 6, 2017, I attended a performance of A German Requiem, to Words of the Holy Scriptures (“Ein deutsches Requiem, nach … Continue reading

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writers: walkers

      In a previous post of mine “on walking (and exercise)” https://rogersgleanings.com/2017/09/26/on-walking-and-exercise/ I wrote that “walking, as is well known, is conducive to thinking and creativity, which is why so many writers and intellectuals have always been walkers.”   … Continue reading

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“How are you friend?”

“Every soul has its own individual language, often unspoken, or lamely feebly haltingly spoken; but a true fit for that man, and perfectly adapted to his use.—The truths I tell to you or any other may not be plain to … Continue reading

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