Monthly Archives: March 2015

KNOX DECISION

I’m quick to blog when I see injustice being done.  I should also mention a good outcome. The murder case brought in Italy against Amanda Knox was based on a tainted investigation.  It lasted several years and went through several … Continue reading

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THE BAN ON SWANS

A few years ago I took it upon myself to write a musical adaptation of THE UGLY DUCKLING.  When I was preparing, my wife said we should visit the swans at the Swan Pond in Manlius.  So we went to … Continue reading

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ON JULIET

I use my attic for notating music.  Through Finale, the music goes from my synthesizer into my old desktop computer, where it appears on the screen. Recently I found an old short story of mine called “Juliet” on the attic … Continue reading

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2 MARYLAND PARENTS

Two parents in Maryland were recently written up by the local department of social services.  These parents allowed their children to walk home from a park without adult supervision.  The agency subsequently ruled that this was “unsubstantiated” neglect on their … Continue reading

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HOLLYWOOD HIGH, OR THE ACADEMY HORSE RACE

The Oscars are something of a horse race.  There is a lot of commotion and excitement.  One horse, or movie, wins.  The one difference is that the winning horse is usually remembered longer than the winning movie. For all the … Continue reading

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