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Alton Thompson
Conductor, Art Photographer, Author
Conductor, Art Photographer, Author
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Attention and Distraction
Last month conversations with my friends of all ages turned to the topic of personal resolutions for 2018. For the first time in memory the most common answer, by far, did not involve diets or exercise, but use of social media. For those looking to develop ...

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Wait a Minute
You've been so good to me. You know make me want to kick my heels up? You know you make me want to... ______________________
Wait a Minute
Wait a Minute
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Arms of Pierre and Jeanne Josserand
The French name Josserand , like the German name Guntram , derives from a personal name 'composed of the tribal name' in the Gothic language : Gaut Hramn = Goth Raven Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press Left: Arms of P...
Arms of Pierre and Jeanne Josserand
Arms of Pierre and Jeanne Josserand
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Anne Tyler's Perfect Sentences
An interview with Anne Tyler appears this week in The Guardian UK . Time with this author is always time well spent and interviewer Tim Teeman uses his well. Tyler resides in Baltimore, the city where the eccentric characters in her novels make their way. S...

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Securing a Place for Fact
Societies the world over face a challenge today: How to sift reliable information from the rubbish? How to ensure that public policy debates will start with information rather than remain in paralysis as known information is denied? Saturn, north view (Nasa...
Securing a Place for Fact
Securing a Place for Fact
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Tennessee Waltz
Somehow he doesn't sound too broken up about it. Sam Cooke. ______________________
Tennessee Waltz
Tennessee Waltz
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A friend asks 'Are we in a simulation?'
In 1875 Georges Bizet wrote an opera, 'Carmen.' The title character is a Romani woman in Spain who works in a cigarette factory by day while moonlighting as a member of a gang of smugglers. She may be taken as an example of some questions artists encounter ...
A friend asks 'Are we in a simulation?'
A friend asks 'Are we in a simulation?'
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Welcome to Yilan on the northeast coast of Taiwan. Join Tricia Wong for a friendly tour!

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Announcing the launch of a new blog for my books. Welcome!

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Vintage 1929
Cheers to conductor Bernard Haitink , born 1929 March 4 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. https://youtu.be/FQhpWsRhQGs?t=22m44s ______________________
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