Monthly Archives: January 2012

Martin Luther King Day


On this day, dedicated to the memory the Reverend Martin Luther King and his message, I would like to recall part of his statement on the occasion of receving the Nobel Prize: “I refuse to accept despair as the final … Continue reading

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Opera Audition


Just returned from a five hour ecstatic experience of opera auditions in which thirty young contestants treated the audience to a rich variety arias with exquisite skill in the Music Hall of Iowa State University. Some of them may end … Continue reading

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Iowa (Republican) Caucus: 2012


Since the whole country, if not the whole world, has been talking about the Iowa Caucus, and I happened to be in Ames, IA, my wife and I decided to visit one of the gatherings. We went to the Bethesda … Continue reading

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Adieu 2011!


Oh 2011, like every other year, you have been good for some and bad for others, terrific for some and horrible for others, enjoyable for some and painful for others. You will be remembered in history: For the unrest in … Continue reading

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