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A Halloween Treat: Robbie Burns’ “Tam O’Shanter”

October 31, 2016

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Perhaps you are familiar with Cutty Sark Scotch Whiskey, with the ship on the label.  You may know that the liquor is named for the Cutty Sark, a clipper built in 1869 for the tea trade, and later used in the wool trade.  She was fast, holding the speed record from Australia to Britain for […]

Joan Larsen Presents: The Unexpected Delights of a Painter and His Gifts

September 23, 2015

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By Joan Larsen Out of the blue – truly out of the blue – a gift of a short film arrived in my mailbox. The accompanying card – from my dearest friend – read: This is for you. Sit down, put in the film — and prepare to be enthralled by this rather young English […]

Seize the Day! The Gift of Life

February 24, 2014

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La Marioneta (“The Puppet”) By Johnny Welch If for an instant God were to forget that I am a rag doll and grant me a shred of life, possibly I wouldn’t say all that I think, but I would definitely think all that I say. I would value things, not for their worth but for […]

A Halloween Treat: Robbie Burns’ “Tam O’Shanter”

October 31, 2013

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Perhaps you are familiar with Cutty Sark Scotch Whiskey, with the ship on the label.  You may know that the liquor is named for the Cutty Sark, a clipper built in 1869 for the tea trade, and later used in the wool trade.  She was fast, holding the speed record from Australia to Britain for […]

And Now for a Little Serenity: Sean Connery Reads “Ithaca”

November 1, 2012

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In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, perhaps we could all use a little serenity… some philosophical contemplation of life and how we approach its challenges.  Joan Larsen has kindly shared her appreciation of the 1911 poem “Ithaca,” by Constantine P. Cavafy, as read by Sean Connery (ah, what a voice!).  It seems pretty appropriate right […]