Monthly Archives: October 2006

View from the stands, part II.

Whoever had the bright idea to create a mash-up of “Rhapsody in Blue” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” for that field show should be forced to mark time in 95 degree heat until they drop. The fact that the kids in the … Continue reading

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A Time To Kill?

The Mad Priest posted about the execution of Jeffrey Lundgren in Ohio this week. He asks three good questions, the last of which is “what good is killing anyone?” In my comment to his post, I said I could go … Continue reading

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Odds ‘n’ ends.

No, I don’t want to discuss the NLCS. Go Tigers. I now have 32 complete soundtracks: in addition to the original Broadway production of Follies, I now have South Pacific in Concert, with Reba McEntire, Alec Baldwin and *swoon* Brian … Continue reading

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Honoring the fallen…

I have just stumbled across this tribute to soldiers and veterans buried in Arlington National Cemetery and elsewhere. I find it profoundly moving, and thought I would pass it along.

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The view from the stands….

Some observations from tonight’s band competition: I’m sorry, but no matter how well they do it, seeing girls in harem outfits toss rifles just looks weird. “Look, a harem girl! And she’s armed!” Those drum major salutes are getting perilously … Continue reading

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Today, at the elementary school, they had the “fall festival.” Part neighborhood meetup and part PTA fundraiser, they had all the sorts of things you find at events like this: ring tosses, raffles, a silent auction (whoever had put together … Continue reading

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Cataloging the collection

According to my iTunes, I have 825 songs (3.08 GB, 0r 1.8 days worth) in my “Explicit Broadway” playlist.* (My “Clean Broadway” playlist is the same set, minus part of Rent and a lot of Hair and the odd song … Continue reading

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The water and the stone.

Can we be like drops of water falling on the stone Splashing, breaking Disbursing in air Weaker than the stone by far but be aware that as time goes by the rock will wear away “The Rock Will Wear Away,” … Continue reading

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By this vote we honor…

Most states have instituted a “Vote in Honor of a Veteran” program. People decide to vote in memory and to honor the service of specific members of the armed forces who have served overseas. This is a great idea: men … Continue reading

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Persecution complexes

I thought of blogging about the horrific situation of Christians in Iraq, but then Mad Priest already did that. You hear some American fundamentalists whine about how Christians are “persecuted” in America. Do they even fathom what that word means? … Continue reading

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Absence makes the heart grow fonder… and the ballot is just as important

Just in case you can’t make it to the polls — or, in many states, don’t want to actually go to the polls — on November 7th, absentee ballots and early voting are just the ticket. Some states allow any … Continue reading

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Baseball, hurrah!

The real baseball season is over. Now the playoffs begin. My beloved Mets* are in there, starting out against the Dodgers. They smoked the regular season, but as the other adult in my house can tell you, regular season performance … Continue reading

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A Random Act of Kindness…

Yesterday was Jeffrey’s birthday. Yes, that Jeffrey. Toys’ R’ Us’s giant giraffe mascot. To celebrate Jeffrey’s birthday, the TRU near us had several events, handed out noisemakers, and had a special Pokémon giveway. Mew. No, not meow. Mew. It’s a … Continue reading

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