Monday, August 30, 2010

On Liberal Arts Education

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”
- Thomas Jefferson

Make sure you’re in a serious mood before you click “PLAY.”


Monday, August 16, 2010

Marguerite Nanton

In loving memory of a truly one-of-a-kind lady — shown here in 2007, spellbinding my then four-year-old daughter, S. Regretfully, this is the only photo I have of Marguerite.


Monday, August 9, 2010

Thought of the Day

“I think over again my small adventures,
My fears, those small ones that seemed so big,
For all the vital things I had to get and reach.

And yet there is only one great thing,
The only thing:

To live to see the great day that dawns,
And the light that fills the world."

- Anonymous Inuit (Native American) saying

(And yes, I got this from TrueBlood.)


Monday, August 2, 2010


Back in June, President Obama presented Paul McCartney with The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The night featured loads of incredible musicians doing their renditions of McCartney songs.

This may have been my favorite: Herbie Hancock and Corinne Bailey Rae taking on “Blackbird”: