Monthly Archives: November 2014

THE SEASON OF LIGHT

These lyrics are to a song I’ve written for a performance scheduled for Christmas week.  It’s based on a lifetime of winters in central New York.   THE SEASON OF LIGHT A Lyric   Winter is winning. The cold comes … Continue reading

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FERGUSON DECISION

The protests said to have resulted from the Ferguson, Missouri grand jury decision are a different matter than that decision.  Many of these so-called protest activities, including the firebombing of businesses and police cars, are not exercises of free speech.  … Continue reading

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DANTE’S BANQUET

Recently I read Dante Alighieri’s unfinished book THE BANQUET in Elizabeth Price Sayer’s translation.  The translation, dating from 1887 is eloquently literate.  The original work is like a fascinating abandoned building. In the preface, unusual dates are offered for the … Continue reading

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INTERSTELLAR: A REVIEW

With his first DARK KNIGHT film a number of years ago, Christopher Nolan announced himself as a major force in contemporary cinema.  Now, with INTERSTELLAR, he has produced his most ambitious film to date.  Like Terrence Malick’s THE TREE OF … Continue reading

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MUSIC AND POETRY

  One of the surprises of my writing career has been my writing of poetry.  While I had liked reading the classical poets in school, I planned to stick with prose.  The poetry has been a bi-protect of writing songs … Continue reading

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THE COST OF EDUCATION

People wonder where the money goes that the government, insurance companies and patients pay health care providers. A friend of mine died recently.  For months before her death she was in and out of hospitals, and I spent that time … Continue reading

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ELECTION BALANCES

In the election just past, voters gave Barack Obama the biggest vote of no confidence rendered any U.S. president since perhaps Herbert Hoover.  The Republicans elected to Congress need not be overconfident.  The government needs to address more than the … Continue reading

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