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Cancion de Otoño (1982) – Jose Luis Perales

One of the first songs I remember hearing upon arriving in Colombia was Cancion de Otoño (Autumn Song) and it was love at first listen. This is my ‘Desert Island’ Spanish song. I made a Family DVD for my son’s

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23/06 – 29/06/20 incl. Science, Babies, Lighthouses and Cops

Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world. Missives of Appalling Idiocy and Envy Embarrassing to Behold Blog article at JordanBPeterson.com : The Canadian Psychologist Jordan Peterson left the public spotlight abruptly

Posted in News, politics, Reflections, Science

Canadee-I-O (1992) – Bob Dylan

So she bargained with the sailor boy, All for a piece of gold. Straightaway then he led her Down into the hold, Sayin’, “I’ll dress you up in sailor’s clothes, Your jacket shall be blue. You’ll see that seaport town

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Mississippi Grind (2015) – Friday’s Finest

Ben Mendelsohn was one of the first young Australian actors I admired growing up. He appeared in the little known Australian movie The Year my Voice Broke (1987) alongside Noah Taylor who I also liked. Both of these actors have

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Bye Bye Pride (1987) – The Go-Betweens

The quintessential Australian rock group The Go-Betweens have made a strong showing so far in this music library project. Today’s song Bye Bye Pride was the fourth song released from their 1987 record Tallulah.  This song failed to chart in Australia

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Once Evergreen State College and now the Western World Part 2

Just 2 days after my previous post about how the microscopic events at Evergreen State College were forbearing about the macroscopic world we find ourselves, the original whistleblowers at Evergreen, Brett Weinstein and his wife Heather Heying (as a matter

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Once Evergreen State College and now the Western World.

Really… Joe Biden can’t even say ‘that defunding the Police is bad’ without the press denouncing him? As a white left leaning progressive I’ve been pushed to get my news from right-wing conservative programs for some utterance of what’s really

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What’s Your Greatest Comedic Moment? Larry and the Battered Women

Larry David goes to see some battered women (women who have suffered from domestic abuse)…You might recall the fabulous actress Ma’am’ here as Eddie’s wife Catherine in the 1983 Vacation movie – Miriam Flynn. She made this scene work as

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Burbujas de Amor (1990) – Juan Luis Guerra

Burbujas de Amor (Bubbles of Love) is the second song to appear from the Dominican – Juan Luis Guerra in this music project. It appears on the same 1990 album as the title song Bachata Rosa (see image above) which

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String Quartet No. 2 in D Major Notturno (1881) – Alexander Borodin

I challenge long-term happily married couples to top this romantic gesture. According to Alexander Borodin’s biographer Serge Dianin, this quartet was composed as Borodin’s  20th Anniversary gift to his wife Ekaterina Protopova. Not only was he a Russian music composer

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