Posts tagged "musing"

Anticipating the Music: from a Stevie Nicks Concert to Friday Night Vespers

Anticipating the Music: from a Stevie Nicks Concert to Friday Night Vespers
“Oh, Vera, I can’t wait to hear that Overture, Tell me about the show!” – Auntie Mame Dennis, Jerry Herman’s Mame A din falls over the audience. A single note pierces the silent din, the overtones sparkling in a pure array of simple fireworks. The spirit of music rises in the air, melting hate and... Read more »

Today on "The Young and the Nerdy": Does Steven want a second chance at High School? (ChicagoNow's Evening Blogapalooz-Hour: Volume XXXV)

Today on "The Young and the Nerdy": Does Steven want a second chance at High School? (ChicagoNow's Evening Blogapalooz-Hour: Volume XXXV)
You wouldn’t think it by looking at me, my chest robust and my muscles rippling, that I had an absolutely dreadful time in high school. It didn’t come from lack of trying, but I was awful at playing the game of popularity and conformity that high school demands of you. I was never one to... Read more »

My thoughts on turning a quarter of a century old today

My thoughts on turning a quarter of a century old today
Why is it that whenever I tell someone I’m turning twenty-five they threaten to throw me out of the window? I do realize, as the majority of the people I work with are middle-aged and over, that they might take offense to the relatively few years I’ve festered on this mortal sphere. Yet, as I... Read more »
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Graduation: A Reflection

Graduation: A Reflection
There are several moments in one’s life that hold great personal significance. The first steps, the sixteenth birthday, the first sip of booze – all of them figure greatly into our developmental process. These rights of passage are a sort of checkpoint, affirming that we’re on the right path. One of those moments in life... Read more »

"Make 'em laugh! Don't you know everyone wants to laugh?": The Importance of Humour in Everyday Life

"Make 'em laugh! Don't you know everyone wants to laugh?": The Importance of Humour in Everyday Life
In my life, and in the lives of millions, humour is the lifeblood that keeps the body moving. There’s nothing worse than talking to someone who’s like a walking stick in the mud, devoid of humour and with the personality of dirty dishwater. The brilliance of humour is its ability to bring disparate people together... Read more »

I Love Lucy, Lassie and Lucky Strikes: The Times They Are A-Changin', a reflection

I Love Lucy, Lassie and Lucky Strikes: The Times They Are A-Changin', a reflection
At Goodwill today, I happened upon an old paperback of the TV show Columbo. After I stopped laughing at the coked-out picture of Peter Falk on the cover, I opened it up. Being an old paperback, it had a glossy page in the middle with some advertising on it. Just for kicks, I decided to... Read more »
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