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Monday, December 13, 2010

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Daphne Merkin, Diana Athill, et al.

I'm making myself read Daphne Merkin's piece on psychoanalysis in the Time from a few weeks ago, and came across an apposite quote:
 'Psychoanalysis is about what two people can say to each other if they agree not to have sex.'  Adam Phillips

I wonder what more Diana Athill got out of people by having sex with them!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

It's that time again...

Les sanglots longs
Des violons
De l'automne
Blessent mon cœur
D'une langueur

Rameau, Platée, La Folie !

Friday, June 4, 2010

Dieterich Buxtehude, g minor prelude, Gustav Leonhardt plays

Gustav Leonhardt was deeply influential in establishing my passion for Bach played on original instruments as a college boy, and his students, including  Christopher Hogwood, Philippe Herreweghe, Alan Curtis, and Ton Koopman have enriched the musical scene for decades. 

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Today we will bend on the main, ease her out of her slip, and motor up Three Mile Channel for a shakedown cruise! Full report to follow!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Semele, Barbara Bonney

The Christian Right's Gay Problem

Dr. George Rekers, a Christian anti-gay leader, was caught with a hooker from Rentboy.com—the latest example of hypocrisy on the religious right. Michelle Goldberg on why Ted Haggards keep happening.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010


The Greek Air Force has called in sick, to protest pay cuts. Who will defend Western Civilization today?

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Former Nazi and child molester Paul Schaefer dies at 89

Paul Schaefer, Nazi and convicted Child Molester
I had forgotten about the 'Colonia Dignidad' cult in Chile, until this flashed up from the Washington Post. I can only lament that this toxic waste wasn't disposed of in 1945, instead of becoming a study in the perpetuation of evil.

Spring Commissioning

Stripped of barnacles, a freshly zinc'd prop - the Spring splash beckons and I am ecstatic!

Carolyn Sampson: Myself I Shall Adore

Friday, April 23, 2010

Central Park, between Chris and Will.


A slack, disorderly day, now bound for an evening's walk across the Park.