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  • From Cindy Cosway on processing mom's death, poetry, and jacob

    I’m sorry to hear that your mom is not doing well.
    Sad face.
    Hugs.

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  • From Elizabeth on harpsichord back in holland

    I’m so glad to hear your harpsichord is back. Sorry it’s been such an ordeal to have this guy patch it up. Blargh.

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    • From jupiterj on harpsichord back in holland

      I spent some time with it yesterday. It’s very different. Much lighter touch and some need of adjustment, but it’s looking very good for using it. I need to acclimatize to it before playing it in public, however.

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  • From Elizabeth on still a bit ill

    Ah, that’s a nice thank you note! I love you and hope you are doing better.

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  • From jupiterj on sick day

    So, you’ve read it. You only say that it was interesting. I have been drawn in a la Le Guin’s comments that it does draw one in. I think it’s an absorbing honest tale and probably an important one when you think about the science and morality involved. I can see where the author came in for criticism despite her meticulous work. I find that “you can’t talk about something if you’re not in the group” approach not very convincing. It sometimes reminds me of “only black people can play jazz or the blues.” Something I also find not convincing. I think I’ve read The Help. I seem to know it. I remember it as a bit weak. And missing a lot of the innate hypocrisy of the situation but I may be reading that back.

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  • From Elizabeth on sick day

    Ha. That’s funny she recommends The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and The Help together. There has been a *lot* of criticism of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks — I’ve read it. It is interesting. Written by a white woman, which has allowed certain criticism to stick… Also it’s a movie. Oprah stars: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/12/arts/television/oprah-winfrey-on-the-the-immortal-life-of-henrietta-lacks.html

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  • From Jordan on you're the only one today

    Hi Steve,

    I love your piece! It is very beautiful. I wish I could be there to hear it, but I am hoping that you will provide a recording of these excellent musicians playing it. The saxophonist, Adam Briggs, is a good friend of mine. I still read this blog, by the way!

    J

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    • From jupiterj on you're the only one today

      Jordan, Thank you for comments and encouragement! I’m glad that you are reading the blog as well. I’m not sure about the recording. Rhonda does record her recitals I believe. I will pass on anything that comes out of this.

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  • From Barb on you're the only one today

    Keep blogging Steve. I enjoy reading them…

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  • From Mark on you're the only one today

    I like your Breath Dance piece.

    I purchased a copy of the Le Guin book on a pre-publication special. I enjoy her non-fiction. On my drive home yesterday, I listened to an conversation / interview that she did with Margaret Atwood on The Archive Podcast from Oregon Public Radio. Two excellent writers and fascinating human beings in conversation. What’s not to like?

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    • From jupiterj on you're the only one today

      Hey thanks for listening to my piece. I also like Atwood and Le Guin as you know. I read the Le Guin as I treadmilled today. I admit that I skipped some of the chapters about her cat.

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  • From Rhonda Edgington on life after xmas

    If you need someone to climb around up there who isn’t “old”, I’ll volunteer.
    Happy to help out, and I”m back in town now. So just let me know.

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    • From jupiterj on life after xmas

      Welcome back! Thank you for the offer. My parishioner, Ron Brown, worked pretty closely with Martin and Marcus and is inclined towards this sort of tinkering in a very expertise way. He has been invaluable, but I will remember your offer, ‘youngun’!

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  • From Cindy Cosway on Best laid plans

    Snow & more snow! We drove home on Christmas day from Davison. In a blizzard. It took about an hour & a half to get from Davison to Fenton. Finally, south of Fenton it lightened. After Ann Arbor, clear skies. Timing is everything. It was some of the worst white out conditions we’ve been in for quite some time. At least we were headed south!

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  • From jupiterj on poop poop

    : { > }

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  • From Sarah on poop poop

    Very nice.

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  • From Matthew Locke on happy thoughts from Jupe

    Hey Steve!

    I know you prefer reading (!) but the 1996 movie “Basquiat” is pretty good from what I remember:

    https://www.amazon.com/Basquiat-Benicio-Del-Toro/dp/B005TTEG3O/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1512256006&sr=1-2&keywords=basquiat

    Not sure if his work with Jennifer Stein makes the cut – it’s been about 20 years since I watched it. Cheerio for now!

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  • From jupiterj on sunday morning blog

    Cindy,

    Good to hear from you. As always, thanks for reading my silly blog. It is a tough time these days for Americans on all sides of issues, that’s for sure. I spent a good amount of time talking with my shrink about all the upset people I know and how to be constructive (or at least do no harm). We are enjoying have the British branch of fam around.

    Much love from Uncle Steve

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  • From Cindy Cosway on sunday morning blog

    I’m getting caught up on your blog posts. re: Van Jones. I am more intrigued by folks that speak reasonably and intelligibly; finding myself blocking out those that yell & talk over others when they get a differing opinion. I truly believe the answer is somewhere much closer to the middle than the far right or far left. The useless yelling & name calling gets us nowhere. More thought provoking, genuine conversation is much needed. I for one, appreciate it. Thank you for sharing.

    Enjoy your time with Sarah & her family! :)

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  • From Elizabeth on dr appt and links

    Ubu! Damn – that’s a good one. Thanks for the link! Love you!

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  • From David on great berry quote, updating church procedure and jupe books

    Hey man, i like your blog. I’m in the process of trying to re-type an old Psalter from 1909 from a PDF file to Word. I was wondering what you might know about the best, most readable and expressive way to point the text. The translation is KJV. Thanks.

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  • From Elizabeth on jupe rambles on

    also:

    http://www.jupiterjenkins.com/jupe-rambles-on/ (May 28, 2014)
    http://www.jupiterjenkins.com/jupe-rambles-on-2/ (Jan 21, 2017)

    and today

    http://www.jupiterjenkins.com/jupe-rambles-on-3/ (Oct 31, 2017)

    Ramble away! I love you and your words.

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  • From Elizabeth on jupe rambles on

    hi!

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