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Steve Sewall
Works at Oakton Community College
Attended Harvard University
Lived in Nagpur, India
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Good work, guy, thanks.
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Yup, fine all the way thru
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Stop Counting. Keep on singing!!
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Wonderful version of a wonderful song with a wonderfully moving video - thanks so much and thank you, thank you Susan Boyle!
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How great this is.
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Gem of gems. The real Nina. This recording of this song has ALWAYS been my fav Nina, far and away, and now we see it on film. This recording makes her other recordings of "Savannah" seem almost perfunctory, as if Nina was losing touch with its sublimely ironic mix of affection and despair.

I feel I can see how Ms Simone must have felt while composing "Savannah", which I suspect tool a long time, she put so much into it. Unlike her other recordings of it, this super-slow one is relaxed and warm and loving despite the despair of its lyric, cinematic in its sharp observations and deep story of a profound faith profoundly questioned. Throughout you can see sparking from her eyes hints of the naked anger that would surface and (as I understand) consume this great artist.

Then at the end comes her majestic, accepting, almost operatic long final note. To me, nothing shows her talent like this video, with the musicians accompanying her showing that they too know they are part of something rare and special. Watch the bassist! Thanks so much!
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Well I think this vid makes me look like a crackpot but my high school senior son Joey said that he and a friend think it makes sense. So here is, half-baked and without music, graphics or editing to make look right. But the FULL STORY message is pretty clear if you can put with the guy who's giving. Wish we had the bucks to do something better but we don't. Let us know what YOU think. Onwards people!
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From the heart. Bravo Susan. "Mad girl!"
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Wonderful post, thanks.
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My good friend Penny Lundquist just posted a link to a Psychology Today article by secular humanist David Niose entitled "Is Anti-intellectualism Killing America". This article, using as a backdrop the recent racially-motivat...
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Occupation
Media Entrepreneur. I am working to create a Civic Media that gives all Chicagoland residents an informed voice in shaping the region's future.
Skills
Ability to see the forest for the trees. 30 years' experience studying and improving the interface between Chicago media and Chicagoans.
Employment
  • Oakton Community College
    Instructor of English, present
Places
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Previously
Nagpur, India - Montpelier, France - Geneva, Switzerland - Woodbridge Ct - Cambridge Ma - Berkeley CA - Chicago IL - Glenview IL - Innsbruck, Austria - Santander, Spain - Guatemala City, Guatemela - Christmas Cove Me - Brazzaville, Congo Republic - New Haven CT - Evanston IL
Story
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Visionary. Determined. Curious. Distractable. Likeable. Workaholic. Loyal. Funloving.
Introduction
Grew up in Woodbridge CT, outside New Haven. Father, Richard B Sewall, taught English at Yale for 42 years. Brothers Rick Sewall and Dave Sewall. Son Joey. Have lived for 40 years in the Chicagoland region (city and Glenview). Teach at Oakton Community College. Director, Chicago Civic Media
Bragging rights
Son Joe, sophomore at Glenbrook H.S, a future rock star
Education
  • Harvard University
    English and Sociology, 1960 - 1964
  • Yale University
    English, 1965 - 1966
  • University of California, Berkeley
    18c English Fiction, 1966 - 1991
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Unique. Warm & Welcoming. And intelligent, especially when the host and fans of WNUR Radio's THIS IS HELL political talk show - the finest in the nation - gather for "Office Hours" Wednesdays from 3pm to 8pm.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
My fav breakfast spot in Glenview. Good food, great people.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
BEST experience! I've used them for years. Down to earth people. Bargain shirts day on Wednesday is 79 cents if you bring in dry cleaning.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
4 reviews
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My son and I live near Jaspers and Walker Bros. and frequent both spots, with the edge going to Jasper's for its equally good food at better prices (Walker Bros's are inflated; you're paying to see their splendid stained glass windows). Jaspers also has more non-pancake dishes (skillets etc.). We also prefer Jasper's big, sunny, wide-open room. It's less private than Walker Bros' booths but it has a nice community feel. Also, Jasper servers are more fun.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago