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Shields 224 (on R.Stern), ‘Damn right I’m no body’ & 10 day schedule

As I started to write this, waiting for my breakfast burrito, my table overcrowded with books and papers, I knock the plastic case of my reading glasses from the high top to the floor, and bending over I notice that … Continue reading

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Michael McFaul lecture for World Affairs Council in Atherton, Calif., September, 2014

Terry and I caught an excellent lecture by Michael McFaul, of Stanford’s Hoover Institution, and the former U.S. Ambassador to Russia, for the World Affairs Council, at a private residence in Atherton, California, in September, 2014. McFaul is a Rhodes … Continue reading

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Driving me cazzie

Ok, I admit. I’m spread a little thin. Partial remedy, I gave away a book. A new book. Recently procured. Having carried the clip, the review around for a couple years. Harvy Araton’s book about the great Knicks teams, of … Continue reading

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Dude what’s your Weissman score?

I admit I had to use search-injuns to find out that there is a Tsachy Weissman (short of Itschak, or “Isaac” — maybe pronounced like “Socky”, like sock puppet) at Stanford but the Weissman Score for compression is just a … Continue reading

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Moscow

Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Riccardo Muti performed in Moscow last week, for the first time since 1990. The U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul spoke to the crowd in Russian as part of the program, and held a press conference with Muti. … Continue reading

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The last hippie: or, what did you expect?

Gang of Four versus Cake versus Oliver Sacks on the Grateful Dead medley Continue reading

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