June 2016 archive

Jun 19

Summertime

The great American composer,George Gershwin, was well known for some classics in the American repertoire of music. Songs like; Someone to Watch Over Me, Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off, Rhapsody in Blue and many more. Gershwin wrote Porgy and Bess an American opera that debuted on Broadway in 1935 – a folk opera based …

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Jun 19

Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice is that point in time each year when the angle of the earth’s axis is at its maximum. This is referred to as the Earth’s maximum axial tilt toward the sun 23 degrees, 26 minutes in the Northern Hemisphere. Occurring sometime between June 20th and 22nd – this year the Solstice will …

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Jun 16

On Living.

*** Dum vivimus vivamus While we live, let us live! *** *** Something to do. Someone to love. Something to look forward. I am not sure of who said this first but it expresses a profound understanding of a life of fulfillment. * Setting goals and working to achieve them is vitally important to living …

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Jun 11

“…If I knew the way I would take you home.”

One of my favorite songs from the Grateful Dead repertoire was first released in 1970 on the album titled, American Beauty. It became a signature tune especially as part of the second set and most often as an encore. The song lyrics were written by that (not so) silent member of the group, Robert …

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