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Net Neutrality fight

9 December 2017

Friends, Do you enjoy communicating with me; I do with you. We only have 10 days to fight the FCC & the repeal of #NetNeutrality! Thanks to John Oliver there’s a SUPER easy...

Light into Dark: this year’s life of reading and watching ….

8 December 2017

[A draft: which I will come back to in order to add comments to some of the books & pictures) Friends, I sometimes think that nothing I write anymore comes from an singular me,...

On behalf of quiet and the calm beauty of realism

25 November 2017

Roger Fry — typical painting Dear friends and readers, A brief note on behalf of two qualities I find draws me into books — and movies too, though this inward source is...

HD Met Operas: The Exterminating Angel and Norma

20 November 2017

Sondra Radvanovsky as Norma (Vincenzo Bellini, 1831) Ensemble scene from Exterminating Angel (Thomas Ades, Tom Cairns, 2016, from Bunuel’s 1962 film) Friends and readers, Along...