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Succinctly Yours Will Be Up On Sunday Afternoon

Posted on May 24, 2015 4:28 am under General
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I’m been struggling with a hard drive problem on my computer. I’ll get this week’s image and word up by late Sunday afternoon. Sorry for the delay and hope you’ll check back later.

Savage Beasts

Posted on May 10, 2015 11:33 am under General
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For years, I have heard the expression

Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast.

Imagine my surprise, when I learned the other day that this is a misquote. The line comes from The MourningBride, a play written in 1697 by William Congreve, and the correct version is

Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast.

Despite word variations, the meaning stays intact. Music calms. Well, most of the time.

For weeks, a friend’s daughter has been seeking Facebook opinions on the best options for her youngsters music education. She eventually purchased amati instruments,hired instructors and sat back and waited for the magic. Alas, the poor girl is still waiting. Quality instruments can still sound pretty ear-grating in the hands of a newbie. Give it a few years,girl. And buy some earplugs! 😀

Generation Gap

Posted on March 20, 2015 9:46 pm under General
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It’s the little things that make me feel my age. Like Calico announcing that she will be joining a few friends for an outdoor party this evening. The temperature is in the forties and an earlier rainstorm has left the air quite damp. Is she crazy? Read more »

May your days be merry and light

Posted on December 9, 2014 9:49 am under General
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So the Christmas season is here again.

In years that have long gone by, it was a far more complicated time.

Black Friday was just a grand finale to shopping that had commenced a couple of months before.

I had purchased Christmas cards in October and already had a couple of stacks ready to be mailed out in December.
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Limited Edition

Posted on November 21, 2014 10:20 am under General
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Nothing is impossible.
You can be anything you want to be.
If you think you can do it, you can.

Sayings like these make me cringe. I’m sure they’re intended to motivate, but they also imply that those who don’t achieve their dreams, just haven’t tried hard enough. I’d love to figure skate in the Olympics, win the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions, and write symphonies that rival Beethoven’s. Age, intellect, and natural abilities say that isn’t going to happen, no matter how hard I try.

It’s not just the big dreams. Read more »