Category Archives: Music

Two Travelers

Like millions of Leonard Cohen fans around the world I have been mourning the passing of the legendary poet, singer, songwriter, and novelist. We can only console ourselves with the extraordinary body of work that he has left us. The … Continue reading

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Natural Drama (for a change)

After days of political drama, high anxiety, and little sleep, I need some good old natural drama. Thank you Yannick Calonge for this amazing aerial footage of Iceland. Serendipitously, we were in country at the same time this September.

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Playing For Time

During the past two years, I’ve had the opportunity to see the impact of climate change up close in Alaska and in Iceland. It’s beyond depressing to observe the dramatic retreat of ancient glaciers. Greenpeace continues to try and raise … Continue reading

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Garden of Earthly Delights

Each June since 2010, the waterways in the Dutch city  of ‘s-Hertogenbosch —aka Den Bosch—have been the venue for one of the Netherland’s most surreal and wonderful events. Inspired by the macabre work of local painter Hieronymus Bosch, local creatives … Continue reading

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Maya Angelou : Phenomenal Woman

British singer-songwriter Laura Mvula recently released a fabulous music video of her song “Phenomenal Woman”, which is based on an amazing poem by the late, great Maya Angelou. The original poem can be found in one of my favorite Maya … Continue reading

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What Eurovision Needs

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Train Sounds

Running from Moscow to Vladivostok, the Trans-Siberian Railway is more than 5,000 miles long. Not many travelers complete a roundtrip on the line, but French electronic musician William Reze (aka Thylacine) spent the entire summer on the route last year … Continue reading

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Infinite World

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London Can Still Be Whimsical

You may have seen the colorful, whimsical work of London-based artist Sarah Tanat Jones in periodicals or ads. Her marvelous drawings and illustrations are always a treat. I loved her recent London themed set. If you like them too, prints … Continue reading

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It’s Fair Use Week

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