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My 2019, Wrapped: I am Genre-Fluid

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It’s a little late, but here it is – my 2019 in music!   Seasons in Music     Last year I really got into the standards, especially Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, and… Continue reading

I hate writing…

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    I hate writing, I love having written. – Dorothy Parker     And isn’t that the truth sometimes? Sometimes it’s so difficult to make sense of the jumble of ideas in… Continue reading

At the moment…

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TV: I’m loving Encore! It’s a show where theater kids go back to school after 20 years or so and remount their high school musical production. So far the episodes have featured casts reuniting… Continue reading

Food Trip in Singapore

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It was only supposed to be a music weekend devoted to U2 concerts, but somehow my trip to Singapore also turned into a food trip where every meal (or almost) was delectable. Dinner… Continue reading

The Jane Austen Project is Finally Complete!

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I finally did it, and I think I deserve a pat on the back – I finished Northanger Abbey! I started my Jane Austen Project four years ago (!), when I planned to… Continue reading

[REBLOG] Jane Eyre, as told through Internet Memes | The Bibliofile

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  I love Jane Eyre and I love memes.   And this, my friends, is pure gold!   Jane Eyre, as told through Internet Memes – The Bibliofile    

Lady Ella

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I am always the last to appreciate things but now I can say – I finally listened to Ella Fitzgerald. I wish I had done so earlier, but there’s so much music and… Continue reading

“Choose” – Color Me Badd

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I got lost in the YouTube rabbit hole recently, which is how I stumbled upon the music video for Color Me Badd’s 1994 single “Choose”. I had not seen this video since it… Continue reading

Fancy Meeting You Here (1958) – Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney

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This is my album of the moment, the one I play on repeat, the one I play to start my day because I know that it will give me a feel-good boost. It’s… Continue reading

When a book is more than a book

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Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks is more than just a book to me. Here’s why. First of all, this is Tom Hanks we’re talking about. When it comes to celebrities, I either love… Continue reading

Time Travelers Never Die – Jack McDevitt

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The lives we know are not forever. Live well. Enjoy what time is given you. It is a magnificent gift. I haven’t been wowed by a book in a while, but I could… Continue reading

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) – This is not a review

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Here’s the thing: Bohemian Rhapsody was never going to be just a movie for me. How could it, when I waited for it for close to ten years? (I remember when they first announced… Continue reading

Prayers for Romey

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I am stunned and saddened and I don’t know how to process this.    

Bono’s Christmas Card

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Imagine being on this man’s Christmas list! It’s these small touches and anecdotes that, secondhand though they may be, cement my love for Bono. I’m feeling the warm holiday fuzzies!   From U2songs.com:… Continue reading

My 2018, Wrapped

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I love my personalized year-end playlist of Spotify favorites because it combines three of my favorite things: music, lists, and bespoke results. Also I love the word bespoke and will use it at… Continue reading

Why Chloe Hates “It’s A Wonderful Life”

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‘Tis the season to be jolly! And to watch all the feel-good Christmas movies! But for my niece Chloe, it also means time to hate on that beloved classic, It’s A Wonderful Life, as… Continue reading

Switchfoot: “The hiatus is over!”

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They’re back and I’m so happy. Switchfoot just released a video, a sort of love letter to the fans, to announce that their season of home is over. As with everything Switchfoot does,… Continue reading

[Reblog] What Is the Most Nostalgic Song of All Time? | Village Voice

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  It’s all there in the songs.   This is a beautiful piece on the power and magic of songs. I have to share this so I never lose track of it. (Also… Continue reading

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