Tag Archives: Blogging


“Each bird sings the song its beak allows.”                                              Mère Tarsisius This piece of wisdom has long been an … Continue reading

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Jen Earns an A — in Artichokes!

Jen, of the delightful Random Acts of Writing, blogs close enough to where I live to visit once in a while. After a recent post about artichokes, she commented that she’d tried not long ago to cook and eat an … Continue reading

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Why I Haven’t Been Posting Lately —

I blame it on this guy: Roger Sessions (1896 – 1985) was the most prolific and illustrious 20th century composer I had never heard of. That is, until I entered the continuing education seminar I’m taking now, Music for Mourning. It … Continue reading

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Behind the Blog

“Persistence isn’t very glamorous. If genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration, then as a culture we tend to lionize the one percent.  We love its flash and dazzle. But great power lies in the other ninety-nine percent.’ … Continue reading

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Guess What?

(Well, I may have writer’s block, but Mercy obviously has NOT. Take a look at her comment, suggesting this is a cleverly concealed word puzzle and challenge — it wasn’t, but it’s turned into one —and jump right in if … Continue reading

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Miss Stein Speaks —

and she says:  You look ridiculous if you dance  You look ridiculous if you don’t dance  So you might as well dance People (critic types, and lowbrows, and highbrows, lots of people, actually) used to make fun of Gertrude Stein’s … Continue reading

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Serendipity – Repeat Performance

Remember the Beatles’ song lyric: “I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends”? Well, yesterday again I was blanked for a post. (I must be in some kind of slough, because this is the second consecutive time, after … Continue reading

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Serendipity: Today’s Story

The word “serendipity” was coined by Horace Walpole in the 18th century. He said he formed it from a Persian fairy tale, The Three Princes of Serendip, in which the heroes were continually making happy discoveries by accident — and, … Continue reading

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