Saturday, February 28, 2009

A Course In Miracles

I have been hearing about A Course In Miracles for a long time and was curious, but not curious enough to read the whole thing. Following is a summary of the public domain version. The original is @ 600 pages and 300,000 words This summary is about 3000 words generated by the apple text summary wizard.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

christine and barack

today [saturday feb 21] we are headed up to boscov fifth street highway to do an all day photo shoot. the acor gallery has an art exhibit there, and we are part of the show - taking portraits of people with barack obama; who we borrowed from the reading library for the occasion. btw, this picture was taken with my pocket camera.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

where's christine?

christine has become ubergeek. it's easy to see why she becomes the maven whereever she goes. she fixed my blackberry to track her whereabouts. this picture is her google maps location at the philadelphia airport waiting for a flight to arkansas. a half hour earlier when i looked, it showed her on the highway on her way to the airport.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Lord Forgive Me

today i did the unthinkable. i threw out a half-pound of starbucks coffee.
i've been wondering lately why starbucks taste has gotten weak and bland. so finally i went berserk and trashed the starbucks.
then i went to the local microroaster max crema.
besides roasting every day, max creama's has heavy cream! mmmmmmm.
now i'm happy.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


2/1/2009 3:13:00 AM
CONCERT REVIEW: Ensemble musicians go for Baroque By Susan L. Peña Reading Eagle Correspondent
The ensemble Melomanie has carved out a unique niche for itself, which it demonstrated in a concert presented by the Albright College Friends of Music in the college’s Center for the Arts.
Tracy Richardson played the harpsichord; Kimberly Reighley played Baroque and modern flutes; Douglas McNames played a 1708 cello; Donna Fournier played the viola da gamba; and guest Rainer Beckmann played recorders.
In every case they played with sensitivity and attention to detail; their choice of material was interesting and highlighted their many gifts.
Beckmann had his turn with "Blue Mosque for Bass Recorder" by Dutch contemporary composer Jacques Bank. The exotic sounds, produced by various extended techniques, called forth the calls of the muezzins of Istanbul. It was a tour de force unlike anything I’ve heard on a recorder.
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