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Eat Pray Love

Eat Pray Love

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert is best read as a travelogue, not as a story of a spiritual journey.

Pixar Day & Night

Pixar’s Day and Night

As part of the weekend’s road trip to East Palestine, Ohio, we went to see Toy Story 3.  The theatre had an air hockey table, and that’s pretty much the best you can hope for on a Saturday night in those parts. We all loved the movie, even though it was kind of scary.  This […]

Angelique Kidjo at Long’s Park

Angelique Kidjo at Long’s Park

Last weekend, Long’s Park brought back Angelique Kidjo for her second appearance in the Summer Music Series, a long-running program of free Sunday evening concerts. Neither extreme heat nor rain stopped Angelique from giving an amazing performance.  She has a beautiful, strong voice; the ability to blend the world’s music into her own creations (“smoothies,” […]

Sing Hallelujah

Sing Hallelujah

Fourteen months after my father was diagnosed with a brain tumor, he reached the latest milestone on his terrible journey: the point where food and drink were doing more harm than good; the beginning of the very end. There would be no cure, no miracle, and no experimental drug. It was Sunday, May 23, 2010. […]

Jukebox the Ghost: Perfect Pop

Jukebox the Ghost: Perfect Pop

As the years go by, I see less and less live music.  I wasn’t always such a curmudgeon, but  lately I get more out of listening to music at home than I do from braving the cold, cramming into a club, and listening to a few hours of opening bands only to be shoved aside […]

The Crab Revolution

Communist Crabs (Cute)

I’ve been going through old blog entries, tweaking them for this new(ish) space, and I came across yet another short animation link: La révolution des crabes by Arthur de Pins. Pachygrapsus Marmoratus, a depressed crab species that “never asked to be put on Earth,” cannot turn, so they are doomed to forever walk sideways, always […]