Friday, October 31, 2008

If you need to fall in love all over again, just listen to the second movement of Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Mr. Belveders Goes To College

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Persimmon seed forecast

The persimmon seed weather forecast is for lots of wet, heavy snow this year.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Wouldn't it be fun to play the piano well enough to entertain yourself indefinitely by just noodling along?

Thursday, October 16, 2008

One of the great sources of stress is having responsibility without the requisite authority to get it accomplished.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Grandpa said this week that he supposed that Hogan's Heroes was his all-time favorite TV show.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

"Thanks, Harry, you're nice to old folks." Great line by Fibber McGee (Jim Jordan) at the close of an appearance by him and Molly on the Bing Crosby radio show.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

The financial crash

Actually, at least so far, the financial crisis has been pretty good to me. Gas prices have come down a good deal, and my 401K is buying shares at greatly reduced prices right now.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

I have nothing but utter, absolute despite for the criminal negligence of the business executives who, through untramelled greed, ran their companies into the ground in the current crisis. NO EXCUSE for that.
If you enjoy old-time fiddling, I recommend the John Hartford CD: Wild Hog in the Red Brush. Very nice. 19 tunes.