Category Archives: musings (random daily thoughts)

to autumn

                    Pushkin’s favorite month was October. Spring starts out wet and raw and often wintry at the outset. Fall starts out just plain nice and within a couple of weeks or … Continue reading

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the music of the spheres (linguistically speaking)

    I live in the borough of Queens in New York City. In a metropolitan area with the most ethnically diverse zip codes in the nation, and in a City where far more languages are spoken than in any … Continue reading

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a brief exercise in “verbal impressionism”

          Observations made by me while jaunting this week. Monday, August 20, 2018 girl with mother and siblings eating lunch in a Macdonald’s in Queens   Tuesday, August 21, 2018 kids eating potato chips in a … Continue reading

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re the development of musical appreciation, as seen in myself

    I am afraid some people will see this post as boastful. It is not intended to be.     *****************************************************     I have a good friend whom I share with my wife. He was a former teaching … Continue reading

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the head versus the heart

    Here’s a simple post. And a simple thought. A friend left me a voice mail yesterday. He asked me if I would like to go to the Bronx Zoo with him sometime in the near future and said … Continue reading

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a fleeting thought

    An email of mine just now:   Janet and Scott —   When I hear Edvard Grieg’s “Spring,” I feel pathos. Great beauty. I also feel sad. Very. I feel aware of my own mortality. It is a … Continue reading

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“The Seasons,” Tchaikovsky; a piano concert … Roger’s musings

                I attended a concert by Bulgarian pianist Maria Prinz at Carnegie Hall last evening. It consisted of: Tchaikovsky, The Seasons, op. 37a Prokofiev, Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, op. 75 I … Continue reading

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