Author Archives: Thom

Pleasant surprises

YouTube coughed these up at random, and provided a delightful start to my weekend: And last, but not least, a little musical history from my era–and how everything old is new again: Tweet

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Differences

I recently discovered a series of YouTube videos in which a young lady provides commentary on various movies and movie-related topics. I’ve found many of her videos to be insightful, entertaining, and reasonably rant-free for a topic that usually brings … Continue reading

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The little kid inside

Kristina Kuzmic has an effective video about the things we tell ourselves: As Michael McLean says, we should be more gentle with ourselves. Tweet

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Es ist ein Ros entsprungen

More Christmas music, because…Christmas music! Tweet

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The Wexford Carol – 2017

I posted the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s rendition of The Wexford Carol this time last year, and it remains one of my favorite carols, perhaps partly because it’s not a common (and thus overexposed) carol. Since then I found another version that … Continue reading

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Accountability

If there’s one thing the current rash of sexual harassment/assault allegations against public figures has revealed it’s that there is an accountability gap. On one hand we have people like Weinstein, Spacey, Lauer, Rose and the numerous lesser entertainment and … Continue reading

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Serious side

Victor Borge was renown for his musical comedy; he was a comic genius. But what people often forget that he also played piano incredibly well. I found this clip the other day; I came expecting comedy and got a moment … Continue reading

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World Series 2017 – So long and thanks

Perhaps it’s some form of Stockholm Syndrome but, while I wanted the Houston Astros to win, I didn’t want the Los Angeles Dodgers to lose. This is the first World Series I’ve watched the entire way (I missed one game), … Continue reading

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Journalistic prose

Journalism isn’t supposed to capture emotion. It’s supposed to relate the facts and let the reader decide what the emotional response should be. While this may be questionable assertion these days, the definite exception to this is sports writing, and … Continue reading

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Now THAT is epic

A group in Canada have been playing D&D consistently together for 35 years: The game takes place on what Wardhaugh describes as an “alternate version of our Earth” which also includes the continent of Tolkein’s Middle Earth, picking up 400 … Continue reading

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