Category Archives: Moments of Beauty

Life needs more beauty. When we find it, we should share it.

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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One moment of perfect beauty*

Worth your captain’s bar for *… Okay, how about another, on me: * Quote from Babylon 5: “There, All Honor Lies” Tweet

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Peace and comfort

“Courage is grace under pressure” – Ernest Hemingway My oldest sister lost her three-year fight with cancer, but not before demonstrating courage and grace to rival any Hemingway protagonist, and not before wrapping her life up in as neat a … Continue reading

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They can even trash hotel rooms

Nigel Stanford just released his new album, “Automatica.” With it comes a new video in which he blends music and automation in a way that has the musician, tech-head, and writer in me going totally gonzo-bonkers. I could watch this … Continue reading

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Virga over the Kirga

You know those clouds that have streamers of…something…hanging below them as if it were heavily raining, and yet it doesn’t reach the ground? Perhaps you don’t, as it usually occurs over deserts or at high altitude. I live in a … Continue reading

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The Wexford Carol

The story of the Prodigal Son is re-enacted against the gorgeously haunting backdrop of The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square’s arrangement of The Wexford Carol. Tweet

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Shades of summer

Summer has arrived in our area. Most of this week has been in the 80’s or 90’s. I’m not entirely happy about that. It makes my drive home feel even longer when my AC can’t quite keep up. But mornings … Continue reading

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The Ground

Yesterday we drove downtown to listen to Music and the Spoken Word live. We lucked out and caught a week when the Orchestra at Temple Square was part of the program, as well as a visiting choir from Estonia (The Alumnae … Continue reading

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Musical machines

We’ve probably all seen at least a sample of those videos that have been out for a while of CGI machines playing music by themselves. Well, Swedish musician (and craftsman/inventor extraordinaire) Martin Molin has done it for real, and quite frankly, I’m much … Continue reading

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Art patronage

I like to promote artists I like. It’s even more fun when I know them. And when it’s my own daughter, well… I need to replace a few buttons on my shirt.   Tweet

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