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The King Of Space

Today I’m thankful for “Jupiter” from The Planets by Gustav Holst.

The university choir I sang in collaborated with the local symphony to perform  138 more words


Tribute to Romy Schneider - who singlehandedly redeemed the Heimatfilm genre

As with my love for coffee, and my identification with the Roma community (who were my first “contact” when it came to finding people like me, because even the ones who had settled had a cultural history of belonging nowhere, and for a child it was nice to see she was not alone), I blame my mother. 777 more words

Culture & Art

Cue the planets ...

Like most of the rest of the country, I’m getting ready to watch what’s been dubbed The Great American Solar Eclipse. My deck — and my schedule — are clear for the afternoon. 226 more words

The Eclipse -- A World Still Full of Wonder

Crowds are gathering across the United States to watch tomorrow’s total solar eclipse. For months, excitement has been building. Small towns along its path have swollen in population, tents have been pitched in the path of the umbra, and eclipse chasers are poised to witness this celestial event. 392 more words