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Carl Dresser, bellboy

Carl Dresser death certificate

Posted here (above) is the death certificate for Theodore Dreiser’s nephew Carl Dresser.

Carl Dresser was the illegitimate son of Dreiser’s sister Cacilia (Sylvia). 352 more words

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the phantom double play

Willard Mullin cartoon (the phanton double play)


A double play is one of the most beautiful things to watch being executed in baseball.

The cartoon is a powerful weapon in the hands of a master cartoonist. 145 more words

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an island ... a city surrounded by WATER

photographs by Roger W. Smith


The photographs posted here above were all taken by me within the past few months in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, NYC. 453 more words

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Beethoven, Mass in C major, opus 86


I am partial to Beethoven’s Mass in C major, opus 86. It is not as well known as Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis.

The rendition here is from an old LP of mine. 167 more words

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Ann-Margret and Roger Smith

Ann-Margret (born 1941) and Roger Smith (1932 – 2017) In 1965, having abandoned his first wife, Australian actress Victoria Shaw, and three children, Smith proposed to the Swedish sex kitten in 1966 on a horse-drawn carriage ride through Central Park, and they married in May 1967 in a hotel room at The Riviera in Las Vegas. Hollywood Reporter.


a Carnegie Hall concert

I attended a concert yesterday evening at Carnegie Hall in Manhattan. It began with Beethoven’s symphony No. 1.

I felt like I was lifted off the floor. 517 more words

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Balzac on memory

In view of the fact that I have posted several posts recently with comments about memory, I found the following passage in Stefan Zweig’s biography of Balzac to be very interesting. 697 more words

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