not quite as dangerous a stranger


Alex has decided that since I do music I might not be too scary.

I*m trying to blog from my tablet so that our laptop is free for others to use.

I made pesto and marinara sauce before the crew returned from Whitehall. And then I got 10 minutes on the treadmill. They returned in the mood for Mexican food so we went out to eat at La Rancho.


Sarah and Matthew dropped by on my piano trio rehearsal. I just managed to steal this photo from Facebook and upload it here from my tablet.

Well, this is cumbersome so I’m quitting.

But now it’s later in the day and I’m just home from giving my piano lesson. Not sure where everybody is. I called Eileen and she and Alex and Elizabeth and Jeremy are sitting on the lawn at Dimnent. Not sure if Sarah and Matthew are with them or not.

I think I’ll bring this to a close with some links I have either read or plan to read. The Three-Body Problem (9780765377067): Cixin Liu, Ken Liu

Jeremy Daum is reading this. Apparently the author is the first Chinese person to win a Hugo award as well as other awards. Bookmarked to check out.

Anti-Science Trolls are Starting Edit Wars on Wikipedia [Updated]

Will read this at some point.

Review: Aimard Plays George Benjamin’s ‘Shadowlines,’ Uniting Prelude and Canon

interesting review. Composer to check out.

Read a Story from Lucia Berlin’s ‘A Manual for Cleaning Women’ | VICE | United States

Another writer I’m interesting in. Bookmarked to read.

The Creative Apocalypse That Wasn’t – The New York Times

An interesting overview and update of digital copyright wars. It surprised me to read that independent bookstores are coming back.

Bernie Sanders Has Heard About That Hashtag – The New York Times

This is from last Sunday’s one page magazine interview. I was impressed because Sanders tries to discourage the interviewer from spending time on his and Hilary’s hair do.

‘The Shape of the New,’ by Scott L. Montgomery and Daniel Chirot – The New Times

Four big ideas in the book reviewed: economics from Adam Smith, politics from Karl Marx’s point of view, science from Darwin, and society from Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton. 

Rhode Island Church Taking Unusual Step to Illuminate Its Slavery Role 

Bookmarked to read.

The Case for Teaching Ignorance – The New York Times

Bookmarked to read.

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