Monthly Archives: December 2012

December 25th – an occasion to think about

I am not a religious person in any organized sense. I believe in the music of the spheres, but sometimes wonder if there is a conductor for this music or a composer. Still at Christmas I ponder the smaller question … Continue reading

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Mayan Doom and Fiscal Cliffs

We survived the night. Now that we’ve put the Mayan prophecy to rest, we only have the fiscal cliff to worry about. To hear the public talk no one can explain exactly what this cliff is or what it entails. … Continue reading

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Goodwill To Men?

Somehow the prospect of goodwill is ending up a question rather than a statement. Too many deaths that should not have happened in a season when some religions claim angels sang in the heavens and the oil in the lamp … Continue reading

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Death of Ravi Shankar

The twistings of the melody line will go on in my head long after Ravi Shankar has disappeared from the cortex of Western Pop music. This simple man who sat on the floor with his odd instrument and made us … Continue reading

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Private Faces/Public Faces

The sad tragedy of the football player who killed his girlfriend and then himself this weekend shows how we are often seduced by the public persona of a human. Should we believe the quotes and stories about people who shape … Continue reading

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Back from the Ages

A week in Sicily is a travel through time. My husband and I were delighted to go so deep into a past and arrive back here in the present where we live and breathe. The slow breaking apart of a … Continue reading

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