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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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  • From Mark on bootleg jupe

    The recording you put up on the site is the Finale version. I compared it with the bootleg you emailed me yesterday and am certain of it. I’m unfamiliar with the format of the file you sent me (not an MP3). But VLC player plays it just fine.

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  • From jupiterj on whew

    I’ll do better than that. I am planning on making a little mp3 of it at some point. Sarah gave me a new mic to try out with my computer. Since it’s in my fingers, now would be a good time to make that recording. I’ll make sure you get a copy.

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  • From Mark on whew

    Once you have your Mental Floss piece in Finale, can you make a midi file so that I can hear it while looking at the music? Or did someone do a recording of last night’s recital? I’d enjoy hearing it. You could transfer the recording to me via Dropbox.

    Thanks…

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  • From jupiterj on musings and 2 links

    I was afraid you would read this and feel like you should make nice. Hah. Thanks for the nice compliments! Of course, you may have a copy.

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  • From Rhonda Edgington on musings and 2 links

    You didn’t ask me what I thought of it! I liked it. It’s very you, which will be perfect for tomorrow night. I thought the rhythms and harmonies are fun and catchy, without being trivial (at least I wouldn’t have called it that). It develops nicely, and I especially loved the sections with the melody on the cromhorne. I’d learn and perform it, if the composer will be giving out copies…

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  • From Sarah on jupe the whore

    Wow, sorry dad. Please don’t do it if it’s awful like that. I’m sure they can live without it. I love you! X x x

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    • From jupiterj on jupe the whore

      I’m sure they can as well. However, It seems to me the adult thing to do to simply participate. I’m not as despondent as this post probably sounds. I have done a lot of silly things and it seems like keeping my own counsel and sense of humor is the best course. We shall see, I guess.

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  • From jupiterj on grumpy old jupe

    I’m reading the Clinton book as well. I turn to it treadmilling after finishing the days news. I expect Coates to be more about the Obama administration than the election from the title. Clinton’s book hasn’t grabbed me yet but I persist. I will have to pull out Bloom again. Good suggestion.

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  • From Mark on grumpy old jupe

    When I was teaching at Wayne State, one semester the Hillberry was performing the Merchant of Venice so I assigned it to my classes to attend. I was appalled by the antisemitism of the work and went to Marty Herman to ask how he taught about it. Marty suggested that, if he were staging it today, he would go full on and have Shylock played with all the stereotypes – hook nose, flaming red hair, etc. He also said that, given that the Jews were expelled from England in 1290 and not allowed to resettle there until after Shakespeare’s time (1655), he doubted that Shakespeare had ever seen a Jew let alone known one.

    Harold Bloom does a good job of discussing all this in his Shakespeare: the Invention of the Human a book that I know you have read but might go back to to refresh yourself on his take of it. Or not as you see fit.

    I just finished Hillary Clinton’s new book and am about to start on Ta-Nehesi’s new book (published today): “We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy.” I suspect that Coates will have better insights into What Happened (the title of Hillary’s book) than she.

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  • From jupiterj on no nation but imagination

    I’m glad you figured out how to find that picture. I think it is very cool as well. I will think about the Issac thing. We can chat sometime about it.

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  • From Rhonda Edgington on no nation but imagination

    I’m so technically inept… I figured out how to find the picture, so never mind about that!

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  • From Rhonda Edgington on no nation but imagination

    the last picture on this blog is super cool. Can you send me a link for where you found it?
    I’m very torn about Sunday afternoon – Greg Crowell and the cello teacher at GVSU are playing baroque sonatas for Free at Three, and you’re doing your improv recital at the same time! Ack – such a hard decision!!

    Also, I may have talked Isaac into interest in some “lessons” with you on improvising (really, he just wants to mess around, which I told him you could do…), like you and I did, before I got distracted. I’d like him to have a little experience playing piano, of whatever sort, really.
    Would you be willing? I’d be happy to pay for them, or trade for whatever of my skills you’d like to borrow! Answer me on email, where I should have written this, because I always have to remember to look back for your replies, and I don’t always…
    R

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  • From Elizabeth on Saturday

    $2000 to get rid of bats?!?! Holy smokes.

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    • From jupiterj on Saturday

      It probably will be a little less than that. I think it’s $250 for the assessment to see how to approach it and another $1500 for the process.

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  • From Cindy Cosway on nothing much today, mostly links

    Which Tree ID app? I’d like one. We live in the woods, and being in Cincinnati, we tend to have a handful of trees not frequently seen in Michigan.

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    • From jupiterj on nothing much today, mostly links

      Virginia Tech Tree I.D. is the name of the app. It’s free. It can figure out exactly where you are and then tell you what species are found near you. Here’s the link https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.pottssoftware.agps21&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsIm9yZy5wb3R0c3NvZnR3YXJlLmFncHMyMSJd

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  • From Cindy Cosway on visits

    I love to see all of those amazing smiles. Smiles that reach the eyes are my absolute favorite type of smiles. I’m thrilled y’all had a nice visit with family & friends.

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    • From jupiterj on visits

      I hadn’t thought about “smiles that reach the eyes” but you are absolutely right! I think they are my favorite kind as well!

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