Category Archives: Entertainment

Classical Music Month

The past several weeks, a couple of Dutch organists have captured my ear. The YouTube algorithm, “knows” that I frequently watch classical music videos. Nearly every variety of the genre shows up in my feed. Notably absent were pieces played … Continue reading

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Spacing Out

The talk drones on and on. The presentation is not as interesting as you had hoped. You don’t notice when it first happens, but you’re bored by the speaker and are spacing out. We’ve all been in this figurative outer … Continue reading

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The Long And Winding Road

Once in a blue moon I slip my old vinyl copy of The Beatles album “Let It Be” onto the turntable. I don’t listen to the songs of my youth very often anymore, but when I do, it’s usually Beatle’s … Continue reading

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Happy Arrr-gust

Are there any other violent criminals more romantically and favorably depicted as pirates?  It seems odd to celebrate armed robbery on the high seas. Piracy at sea is a violent crime that is classified as a capital offense by most nations. … Continue reading

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Clowning Around

Doug was one of the class clowns at his high school in Minneapolis. After attending technical trade college, he  moved to Nebraska to work as the morning drive announcer at the small radio station where I was working. Doug’s show … Continue reading

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All Work And No Play Makes Jack A Dull Boy

“I’m never less at leisure than when at leisure, or less alone than when alone.”–Ancient Roman general Scipio Africanus We humans seem to constantly be in search of balance. I think this is at least true on the subconscious level. … Continue reading

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Creativity Happiness

Not so many years ago, if life was treating me bad, the best cure for unhappiness was my job. I was very fortunate to get paid for what I loved to do–play records for the public. As soon as I … Continue reading

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