Category Archives: Quality Experiences

Another Sort of Marathon

I just finished the entire run of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. 173 episodes, 121 hours and 6 minutes of TV that took 7 seasons to produce and 4 months to consume.  Here are a few thoughts: It is a … Continue reading

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Fungus, Stradivarius and You

This was just way too neat not to pass along. The latest theory is that Stradivarius’ famed violins got their warm tones because the wood he used had been infected with various types of tree fungus. Modern violin makers and … Continue reading

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A Tantalizing Snippet

It’s my day off today and I came across this bit from a book on music in West Africa (the book centers on Guy Warren, who is Ghana’s best known drummer; the man arranged Handel’s Messiah for the African Talking … Continue reading

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Follow up to Ray Dalio Talk

Two interesting things that I forgot to mention in my last post about the Ray Dalio interview. Both of them came from the host’s persistent efforts to get Dalio to talk about how he avoided the housing bubble/credit crisis in … Continue reading

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On Rereading The Brothers Karamazov

So I can only go so long without reading one of Dostoevsky’s big four novels it seems, and the time has come around again to tackle The Brothers Karamazov. As someone who’s written a book (as yet unpublished), I  can … Continue reading

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Breaking Bad Season 4

Crazy spoiler alert!   Got that? Ok. Now I’m going to talk about Breaking Bad. I just finished a marathon viewing of Season 4 and it continues to: A) Exceed my expectations. B) Bear out the commonplace that all the … Continue reading

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Armory Art Show 2012

So I have been very busy of late and haven’t had time to blog. Here are a few of the things I’ve been up to: 1) I finished the short stories by Pushkin. If I could change history to make … Continue reading

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