Monthly Archives: January 2016

Big Data in Baseball

Just finished reading an excellent book I bought last May, but tucked away for a rainy day.  Okay, it wasn’t raining this weekend, but nevertheless … caught my eye again, and since it’s only 18 days until pitchers and catchers … Continue reading

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The Lyricist of Longing

When Rita F. Maggio, proprietor of Booktowne, handed me the galley of The Atomic Weight of Love by first-time author Elizabeth J. Church two weeks ago, she had a twinkle in her eye.  “This is already generating alot of buzz.  Take … Continue reading

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Musicology 2.1

While I’m rocking, I’ll continue with some musicology but this time staying current and contemporary rather than rolling around in the usual nostalgia.  Let me introduce you to  Charice Pempengco, though you may tell me that she’s old news. What … Continue reading

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Musicology 2.0

Owing to Randall Jentzen’s Facebook page, I’ve been skipping down musical memory lane of late.  Late last night Randall’s tour took me to Steve Winwood’s solo version of John Barleycorn Must Die, hauntingly beautiful as ever. Compare that to Winwood’s … Continue reading

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An Invigorating Collaboration

Here is the backstory via Israel Video Network:  The one thing that Gad Elbaz and Nissim Black have in common is that they are both well known performers whose parents were well known performers. In terms of backgrounds, it’s day and … Continue reading

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The Affordable Plumbing Act

(Thanks to my buddy, Jake Blatt, for forwarding this parable.  The original source is unknown.) Only weeks after leaving office, on January 20, 2017, former President Barack Obama discovers a leak under his sink, so he calls Troy the Plumber … Continue reading

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Little Giant Man

My sister-in-law, Ruthi, emailed us a heartwarming video.  Although it speaks very well for itself, I’ll add “a few words”.  The video involves Rabbi Eliezer Geldzahler, known as Reb Leizer.  At the 3:02 mark of the video you’ll see the … Continue reading

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