Month: August 2010

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A Remarkable Day

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We had a new piece for the Chorale last night: A Musicological Journey Through the 12 Days of Christmas. How funny this piece is may depend on how knowledgeable you are about music history. It starts with Gregorian chant about […]

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List Week 2010

Today is the first day of the 2010 Holiday Grand Plan. The HGP is a simple system. You start now, and each week you have assignments for cleaning your house and making holiday preparations. You spend about 15 minutes a […]

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Saturday August 28, 2010

LaBella and I went with another friend to the recital of my old voice teacher and the church organist. The organist is fantastic, both on the organ and the piano, which is what he was playing. The voice teacher is […]

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Urinals for Women?

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Yesterday I finished The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters. I haven’t told you all about it, but there’s a lot of important and startling information there. I will tell you that, according to […]

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Tuesday August 24, 2010

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Last night the Master Choral started up again. We’re singing Praetorius, the Bass Gloria, a few Bach chorales, and William Grant Still’s Christmas piece.  Good stuff. I’m reading another of Mark Schweizer’s Liturgical Mysteries, The Baritone Wore Chiffon . There […]

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Monday August 23, 2010

Yesterday I went and sang Brahms at my old church. People were very welcoming — I was really surprised. Not that I thought I wouldn’t be welcome, but I didn’t expect people to notice. In the afternoon, La Bella and […]

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Sunday August 22, 2010

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I got quite a bit of knitting done yesterday, as well as a lot of light reading and family conversation. I did the grocery shopping,  made a proper dinner and scrubbed the bathroom.  I hardly did any work at all. […]

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Saturday August 21, 2010

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I’ve been invited back to my old church tomorrow to sing “How Lovely Is They Dwelling Place” Obviously, I’m going. The YouTube I’ve linked you to here has a little error in the singing, but it’s still beautiful. You can’t […]