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Super … and Not

At approximately 2:30 on Sunday afternoon, Muri and I were out looking for rugs for our almost-finished kitchen.  The radio announcer was saying that Super Bowl Sunday is an unofficial American Holiday, which made us feel, well, pretty unAmerican.  We … Continue reading

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Friday Favorites 2/1/2013

I love sad songs.  When I asked my therapist friend why so many people seem to like sad music, she told me that sad music makes it possible for us to process sadness that we wouldn’t be able to face … Continue reading

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Now, It’s Toys

As Muri and I pulled up to the La Mirada Playhouse to see Boeing Boeing on Saturday afternoon, we noticed that the Toys R Us that used to be next door was gone.   Did you know the one near us … Continue reading

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Winter Leaves

Although I can’t specifically remembering her telling me so, I’m sure Autumn was my Mom’s favorite  season.   I also know that Autumn Leaves was one of her favorite songs.  She liked the Roger Williams version known more for its cascading … Continue reading

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Friday Favorites 1/11/2013

In 1962, the year I graduated from East Haven High School, a most unusual hit appeared among early rock ‘n’ roll hits like The Wanderer by Dion (formerly of the Belmonts), Do You Love Me by the Contours and Booker … Continue reading

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Monday Smiles – 1/7/2013

One week into 2013, I have kept my New Year’s resolution to exercise 30 minutes a day.   Until I get myself into something that resembles decent shape, that exercise will consist of walking.  However, after years of running (before my … Continue reading

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Making (Brain) Waves

In the 1950s, the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi introduced a meditation technique in India termed Transcendental Meditation, so-called because its practice was said to transcend normal thought processes to a higher state of consciousness.   Although initially taught as a spiritual or … Continue reading

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Friday Favorites 1/4/2013

In 1955, a relatively unknown twenty-two year old classical pianist recorded a little known work by Bach on Columbia Records over the objections of company executives.   The recording, Bach: The Goldberg Variations achieved remarkable sales for a classical album, established … Continue reading

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Make Someone Happy

. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxF-FeOCxlg] There seem to be many points of view on being happy.  According to Jule Styne (via Jimmy Durante), if you Make someone happy, Make just one someone happy, you will be happy too.   Abraham Lincoln supposedly said that … Continue reading

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Christmas Covers

On approximately the day after Thanksgiving, Sirius XM radio converts one of my regular stations, Love Songs, to Holly, a 24/7 Christmas music station.  Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, that’s roughly 720 hours of music, and assuming that a typical song … Continue reading

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