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Ludovico Einaudi, Andare

Ludovico Einaudi, Andare Malcolm D B Munro Saturday 18 June, 2018...
by Where To? on Jun 18, 2016

Henry Cowell, The Harp of life

Henry Cowell, The Harp of life (1924) Malcolm D B Munro Saturday 18, 2016...
by Where To? on Jun 18, 2016

World of Color

Albinism occurs across species. In human beings, suspicious and superstitious lot that we are, it’s sometimes an excuse for prejudice. I’ve confessed in the past to reading Weird N.J. (Long story.) When we first moved to the Garden State a …...

All Things Newton

Andover Newton Theological School is the oldest stand-alone graduate school of theology in the United States. Was, I should say. Declining enrollment—supply and demand dictates fewer clergy are required—and the rising costs of a job description t...

The Lure of the Dark Side

I have to confess that the easy self-publishing of ebooks is a real temptation sometimes. Perhaps it’s one of those inexplicable side-effects of earning a Ph.D., but sometimes you have the impression you have something to say and traditional publis...

Infant Mortality in the USA: 26th out of 26 countries

International Comparisons of Infant Mortality and Related Factors: United States and Europe, 2010 US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Sunday 12 June, 2106  ...
by Where To? on Jun 12, 2016

10 countries with the most executions: USA 5th

  Death penalty statistics, country by country The Guardian: Data Blog Sunday 12 June, 2016    ...
by Where To? on Jun 12, 2016

At the waterjump

At the waterjump, the horse hauled Up and threw the rider forward Broke his neck They shot the horse. Malcolm D B Munro Saturday 11 June, 2016...
by Where To? on Jun 11, 2016

Bongbong Marcos, Handang Tumanggap ng Posisyon sa Gabinete ni Duterte

Sinabi ni Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr. sa harap ng mga media nitong Sabado ng umaga na handa siyang tumanggap ng posisyon sa gabinete ni President-elect Rodrigo Duterte kung sakali mang alukin siya nito. Sa ngayon ay hindi pa puwedeng tumanggap n...
by Pinoy Blog Watch on Jun 11, 2016

Avoiding Ritual

While on my current British kick—not really intentional, but sometimes life gives you limes—I thought I’d mention another piece sent to me by a friend. This one falls under BBC Earth, and it’s about “Why Ancient Brits threw out their …...

Stabat Mater, Pergolesi

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: Stabat Mater Malcolm D B Munro Friday 10 June, 2106...
by Where To? on Jun 10, 2016

The Grossness of Domestic Consumption

This morning I learnt that in this country with a GDP of 2084.6 billion, with a population of 318.9 million, of whom approximately 16.5 million own guns, though the true figure is likely much more, a neighbouring city has a population of 36% of child...
by Where To? on Jun 10, 2016

Child Poverty in the USA, how bad is it?

Map: How 35 countries compare on child poverty (the U.S. is ranked 34th) Foreign aid: which countries are the most generous? The US donated the most funds (net) in foreign aid last year at $32b. It spent 0.19% of its national income (on overseas aid)...
by Where To? on Jun 10, 2016

And Death Shall Have No Dominion, Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas, And Death Shall Have No Dominion Friday 10 June, 2016...
by Where To? on Jun 10, 2016

Latin Lessons

The Romans are coming! The Romans are coming! No, wait. They were already here. Here, that is, if you’re European. And more specifically, a Londoner. The Guardian recently posted a story about the oldest writing in the United Kingdom being …...

Man’s Best Fiend

While reading the Hull Daily Mail (don’t ask), I came across an article entitled “Rock legend Alice Cooper ask questions about the Beast of Barmston Drain.” Apart from that lovable Britishism of making groups into grammatical plurals, this brie...

Holy Castle

Reading about Philip K. Dick prompted me to read one of his novels. But which one? Some Amazon pick-up lockers on the way to work are painted with a mural of The Man in the High Castle. I haven’t seen … Continue reading →...

The Devil Made Me

Witch-hunts, I suspect, will become all the rage again if a certain presidential candidate is elected. The fear of witches is not easily explained in a world driven by materialism, but certainly misogyny plays an unholy role in much of … Contin...

Nature’s Voice

Civilization isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Sure, it’s got its moments—modern medicine, indoor plumbing, Honey Boo Boo—but often it’s artificial. It’s like somebody made up a set of silly rules and those who dare violate them are...

Our Cup Runneth Over – Oh Yes It Does!

Hi everyone. Have you missed us here at the Club? Sheila and I have been busy, busy revamping Bohemian Coffee Club.  Don’t fret though.  We haven’t forgotten about you.  We are just knee deep working on our remodel project. It turns ou...


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