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Windows 7 Network Awareness

I was looking around on Slashdot tonight and found the article “Windows 7 Network Awareness: How Windows knows it has an internet connection“. The question that the article answers is: Whenever I connect to a WiFi network which requires in-browser … Continue reading

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Stephanie Valentin / Violin / Song of the Ghetto

Amazing. Evocative of a whole community that I miss without realizing that I was missing it. The community of my grandparents. Abram Shtern – Jewish Melody – continuing the Jewish music theme of the night. And, just because I am … Continue reading

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Listening to Chopin – Valentina Igoshina – Fantasie Impromptu

Today is the start of Cherry Blossom season in Japan, according to National Public Radio this morning. The cherry blossom tree is known for its short yet brilliant blooming season which ends with an inevitable fall to the ground. For … Continue reading

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Encountering Charles Mingus – “Moaning”

This is an amazing piece. Thank you, Charles Mingus. Charles Mingus – “Moaning”

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Who We Are

Gil Scott Heron penned “Winter in America” in 1973, with the release in 1974. He was, and remains, a prophetic voice on the plight of many of us in the United States. Some of the lyrics: And now it’s winter … Continue reading

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Thelonious Monk – Round Midnight

I’m reading Robin D.G. Kelley’s “Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of An American Original” (2009: Free Press). I have heard of T. Monk all my life, and he was alive while I was growing up in New York City. … Continue reading

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When the lights go out…

I love the blues. Always have. Its the music that makes my heart race.

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Teena Marie

I didn’t pay much attention to Teena Marie until she passed away. I was not aware of her music. I regret that. I would have enjoyed the chance to see her perform. Her voice is beautiful. So, in honor of … Continue reading

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The World Population is Not the Problem – Inequitable Distribution of Wealth Is the Problem

The simple ad from National Geographic raises some very interesting questions about the assumptions of overpopulation vs. the reality that a society dedicated to exploitation for private profit is dooming us to misery and hunger on a massive scale. http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/01/seven-billion/kunzig-text

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New York City by Drone Plane – Interesting Photography

These pictures were taken by a robot controlled plane that an individual put together. He flies it around New York City and takes these aerial pictures. Continue reading

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