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Music: Lara Fabian

Lara Fabian sings beautifully and speaks four languages: French, Spanish, Italian and English. She was born in Belgium to a Flemish father and an Italian mother. I especially love her French music. Fabian is best known for the dance pop song “I Will Love Again,” which was released in 2000 and peaked at number 32 on the Billboard […]

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Peter Turnley Reflects on Life and Photography

Peter Turnley is one of my favorite photographers. He recently reflected on Instagram that he doesn’t take time for granted: Every moment counts. This is in part what I love about photography – a celebration of moments. Like atoms and neurons, moments are almost infinite – we must seize them. ⁣ I have now been […]

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A Charming About Page

What a wonderful way for a blogger to introduce herself: Rather than letting anyone who knows me truly know me, I choose to pour my heart out to the internet. Millennial Life Crisis

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George Will: The Holocaust is the ‘dark sun’ into which this democracy should peer

George Will writing in The Washington Post on the 25th anniversary of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC: Nothing — nothing — is unthinkable, and political institutions by themselves provide no permanent safety from barbarism, which permanently lurks beneath civilization’s thin, brittle crust. This is why the Holocaust is the dark sun into […]

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Berlin: A Wonderful Capital City

I first visited Berlin in the early 1980s. Berlin was then a divided city. I stayed in the Western zone near the Kurfurstendamm, which at the time was the heart of Berlin. I took a one day bus tour to the East. We crossed through Checkpoint Charlie. The bus was thoroughly searched by East German […]

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Music: Shannon LaBrie

Shannon LaBrie is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist from Lincoln, NE. She’s lived in Nashville, TN, since 2008. Her voice is glorious. iTunes

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Podcast: ‘The Kindle Chronicles’

I enjoy keeping track of developments at Amazon.com. My primary source of information is The Kindle Chronicles podcast. Len Edgerly is the creator and host of the podcast. Len is a bright fellow with a background in journalism. He graduated from Harvard College in 1972 and the Harvard Business School in 1977. Before retiring he was a business […]

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Returning to WordPress

I’ve experimented with many different blogging platforms and have settled on WordPress. WordPress makes it easy to post from a laptop or a smartphone and has all the features I need. I love the iOS app. I find it very easy to use. I went back and forth between WordPress.com and self-hosted and settled on […]

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Dubrovnik Grapples with Tourism

I recently visited Dubrovnik. This PBS NewsHour segment does a nice job of describing the challenges created by throngs of tourists visiting this beautiful medieval city. You can see my photos of Croatia here. I have watched the PBS NewsHour for many years and appreciate the consistent quality and variety of all it covers and […]

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