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Affirmation – Savage Garden (1999)

Affirmation is a song soaked with virtue signalling and moral exhibitionism, but to give credit where its due it was released long before these phrases became part of the popular vernacular. This Australian song by the pop duo Savage Garden

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‘Taking pleasure of influencing and misleading’- revisiting Oscar Wilde’s only novel.

For today’s ‘Wednesday book quote’ we revisit Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray. This section examines further the mindset and personality of Lord Henry whose brash and provocative monologue Youth is the one thing worth having was discussed previously.

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Adorándote (Soluciones Live) – Marcela Gandara & Zaira Johnson

A few months ago I just had lunch with a friend and I was on my way back home and this song Adorandote (Worshiping You) popped up on my playlist. I had never heard it before although I recognized the

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13/8 – 19/8 Imagination, sharks, baseball, evolution, cats and reality.

It would appear that Monday’s News on the March may not be a suitable title of the content of this post. Perhaps ‘The week that was in my digital world’ is more akin to what I’m trying to do here. 

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Adagio For Strings Op 11 – Samuel Barber

Adagio For Strings is one of the most recognizable mournful pieces of classical music. It was composed in 1936 by American Samuel Barber who is also one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century. He was awarded the

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A Separation (2011) – Asghar Farhadi (Friday’s finest)

I had A Separation on the back-burner to watch for far too long and when I eventually saw this Academy award winner for best foreign film, I was kicking myself I hadn’t seen it sooner. It is currently sitting 9th

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‘Abandoned Love’ (revisited) – Bob Dylan

The next song in the library is Bob Dylan’s Abandoned Love which has already been explored here in Is ‘Abandoned Love’ Bob Dylan’s saddest song? Click on the image below to revisit the song and peruse the engaging conversation.

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‘Wickedness’ and The Brothers Karamazov

As you can tell from the excerpts below Dostoevsky makes his villains extraordinarily powerful. He makes those characters as strong, attractive and intelligent as he possibly can. Today’s book quote comes from a conversation between one of the most vile

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Aad Guray Nameh – Snatam Kaur

Aad Guray Nameh isn’t so much a song as it is a mantra. It was recommended by a friend of mine at my son’s football club who also enjoys practicing Kundalini Yoga.  It was performed by Snatam Kaur and released

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6/8 – 12/8 News on the March

I hope it’s not considered too flattering on my part if I borrowed the iconic newsreel from Citizen Kane for my Monday news space. These are some of the news, articles, and videos that caught my attention this week: Befriending

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