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A musician seldom says: “I am going to compose a four-movement sonata and all four movements will have exactly the same rhythm and the same instruments.” It happens, but musicians are well aware that it’s quite the opposite: a composition’s life lies in surprises, expectations, and discoveries.

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Animals as Social Beings Is Not Such a Wild Idea

I couldn’t agree more with this article that is why I decided to do a blog post on it.

Animals as Social Beings Is Not Such a Wild Idea by Heather Hamacek Thursday, July 30, 2015 Source:  697 more words


Bellevue Book Circle

We had a great time at our first meeting in September, and here are the books we discussed.

June WrightMurder in the telephone exchange… 348 more words

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Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes by William Bridges

As I mentioned here, this year I’ll focus on transitions as one of my major themes.  One of my closest friends, Barb Poole, suggested I read “ 539 more words

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Médiathèque José Cabanis, Toulouse

Most French public libraries are called Médiathèques, to reflect the wide range of materials available. This is a stunning example, in a beautiful modern building, and well worth a visit.

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Historical fiction

Our August Book Group meeting at Canterbury features historical fiction. I’m presenting these four in chronological order, starting with The Clan of the Cave-bear, which I am reading for the first time, having avoided it for years. 26 more words

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World War II; a select list of books

All these are worth reading, and each presents a different aspect of life during wartime.

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