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12 Rules by Dr. Jordan B. Peterson

by Glenn on July 17, 2018

The following are the 12 Rules from Dr. Jordan B. Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (Toronto: Random House Canada, 2018). Rule 1 | Stand up straight with your shoulders back. Rule 2 | Treat yourself like (…)

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Dr. Jordan B. Peterson in Portland, Oregon

by Glenn on July 10, 2018

One of the great moments at the Jordan B. Peterson lecture here in Portland, Oregon (June 25, 2018, Keller Auditorium) happened just before the program began. An announcer told the audience that had gathered that “a zero tolerance policy for (…)

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Holiness Unto the Lord

by Glenn on July 6, 2018

It was fascinating to spend time this past weekend at the quadrennial meeting of pastors and lay leaders of The Evangelical Church, a denomination known until recently as The Evangelical Church of North America. The national meetings occur every four (…)

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Munk Debate on Political Correctness

by Glenn on June 25, 2018

I discussed a thread on a volleyball message board that turned into an unresolved argument about what is and is not racist language and what constitutes basic respect for others vs. what is political correctness.I think it all began with a (…)

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This is what happens on the internet

by Glenn on June 22, 2018

The U.S. Women’s National Volleyball team is one of 16 teams who are playing in the inaugural  Volleyball Nations League over five weeks this summer. (Preliminary rounds are over. Six teams, including the USA remain and are headed to China for the (…)

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BBC Radio 4

by Glenn on January 16, 2018

Since listening to the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve, I’ve been turning to BBC Radio 4 from time to time, usually on weekends. The news that you hear isn’t any more hopeful than what you hear (…)

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Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew

by Glenn on September 17, 2016

At the beginning of The Taming of the Shrew, everyone is in love with Bianca of Padua. Well, there are three. An older man (Gremio) and a younger man (Hortensio) are suitors to the fair Bianca. Then, a student named (…)

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Symphony Study 53 | Hindemith: Symphony, Mathis der Maler

by Glenn on September 7, 2016

Paul Hindemith (1895–1963) Symphony, Mathis der Maler (Mathis the Painter) Angelic Concert (In quiet motion—Fairly lively half-notes) Entombment (Very slow) Temptation of Saint Anthony (Very slow, not in strict time—Very lively—Slow—Lively—Very lively)  first performance: 12 March 1934, Berlin Philharmonic, Wilhelm (…)

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Shakespeare: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

by Glenn on September 4, 2016

A project that has sat on my list for a long time with little progress: To read (or, in some cases, re-read) all of the plays by William Shakespeare.

Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique | Symphony Study No. 21 of 118

by Glenn on December 6, 2015

Hector Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique (Episode in the Life of an Artist, Fantastic Symphony in Five Parts, Opus 14) First Performance (Original Version): Paris | 5 December 1830 First Performance (Revised Version): Paris | 9 December 1832 Herbert Blomstedt | Berliner (…)

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Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5 (Symphony Study No. 7 of 118)

by Glenn on August 22, 2015

After listening to Symphony No. 4 by Ralph Vaughan Williams, I was thinking that maybe a Haydn symphony as a palate cleanser was in order, but I decided to listen to the next Vaughan Williams symphony (No. 5) on Michael (…)

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Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 4 (Symphony Studies No. 6 of 118)

by Glenn on August 16, 2015

This is dissonant music. I mean really dissonant. Both in harmonic and rhythmic structure. This is English, but it’s not Elgar, though Vaughan Williams was writing at a different time and in a different world than Elgar’s when he wrote (…)

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