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Nutcracker Nonsense

March 25, 2019   Nutcracker Nonsense I just watched Disney’s 2018 movie The Nutcracker and the Four Realms and I was disappointed. To be fair, I had pretty high hopes for it. When I was in 6th Grade we did a … Continue reading

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In The Company of Rilke

In the Company of Rilke: Why A 20th Century Visionary Poet So Eloquently to 21st Century Readers  By Stephanie Dowrick Thomas Merton says, “Rilke is a poet. Is that a small thing?” It is a Rhetorical Question. It is no … Continue reading

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Grimm

December 20, 2013 Grimm It has been a Grimm week. Although perhaps formidable emotionally, it comes from watching Season 1 of the supernatural series of the same name. Grimm first aired on NBC in 2011. It is a mix up … Continue reading

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Finding Oz

Finding Oz Finding Oz: How L Frank Baum Discovered the Great American Story by Evan J Schwartz came out in 2009.  A groundbreaking new look at a cultural icon—THE WIZARD OF OZ.  Schwartz reveals how Baum’s early interest in theatre, … Continue reading

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The Insanity of Normality

The Insanity of Normality The Insanity of Normality by Arno Grun which was published in 1987 was translated from German in 1992.  He says in the preface “Whereas people who can longer bare the absence of human values in the … Continue reading

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Christian Friedrich Hebbel and Romantic Degredation

Christian Friedrich Hebbel and Romantic Degradation   Christian Friedrich Hebbel (18 March 1813 – 13 December 1863), was a German poet and dramatist.  He was born into poverty.  His father, who died was he was fourteen, was a stone mason.  … Continue reading

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Sehnsucht

Sehnsucht I was reading A Dark Muse: The History of the Occult when I stumbled upon the term Sehnsucht.  Though I’d seen it before in the book The Quest For Christa T by Christa Wolfe and on my CD by … Continue reading

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