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The AnkiDroid Collection (Part 4) – Stoicism, the Druze People & Agrarian Societies

Today continuing with the Ankidroid additions related to Science, History and Philosophy. You can find more information about Ankidroid in my post – Learning a Second Language and Ankidroid. Stoicism A school of Hellenistic philosophy about personal ethics informed by

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The Marriage of Figaro Act III – Ecco la marcia (1786) – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

With the French Revolution looming Pierre Beaumarchais wrote the French comedy “The Barber of Seville” in 1773. It was conceived as an Opera comique and not performed until much later due to political and legal problems with the author. Mozart

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22/11 – 28/11/21 Overcoming Oneself, Jerry Seinfeld return & The Ancient World

Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world. When You Overcome YourselfProse by the The Intellectual Shaman I referred to this poignant article in last Friday’s post about the movie – Crazy

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Easy’s Gettin’ Harder Every Day (1994) – Iris Dement

This song reminds me in texture and voice of Australia’s country artist Kasey Chambers who has featured a lot here. Iris’s album My Life which this song was included is described by Spin as ‘unbreakable gentleness as a modern epiphany

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Crazy Heart (2009) – Scott Cooper (Friday’s Finest)

When I was writing about a song from A Star is Born, I was surprised to learn I hadn’t already reviewed today’s featured movie – Crazy Heart. This is one of my favourite recent movies which earned Jeff Bridges his

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Concerto For Mandolin In C Major RV425 Allegro (1725) – Antonio Vivaldi

In 1725 at 47 years of age Vivaldi produced the Four Seasons. Today’s Mandolin concerto is often accompanied with the 4 violin concertos which gives musical expression to a season of the year. The work is one of the most

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The AnkiDroid Collection (Part 3) – The Roman Empire, Sagittarius A Star & The Enlightenment.

A feature on Wednesday’s literature piece are additions I have made to my Ankidroid application to expand my command of the English language as well as highlight aspects of Science, History and Philosophy I want to digest. You can find

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Always Remember Us This Way (2018) – Lady Gaga

This is a newly added song to the musical library project, but we are backtracking as it starts with an ‘A’ and we are well into the ‘E’s of the song-list… Gaga performs ‘..Always Remember Us this Way‘ in the

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15/11 – 21/11/21 George Foreman, Joe List & Joscha Bach

Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world. How Big George Foreman Took Back His TitleVideo by The Modern Martial Artist Most journalists in the lead-up to the Rumble in the Jungle

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E lucevan le stelle (1900) – Giacomo Puccini

Just the other week I caught a sensational documentary on one of my favourite channels ‘Film and Arts‘ called Magical Moments in Music: Maria Callas & Tosca. It tells the wondrous comeback performance in 1964 of American-born Greek Soprano Maria

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