One day it’s the red-twigged dogwoods ringed by rag weed yellows and chicory blues that clarify mind and confirm insignificance. Another day it’s the garter snake whose crushed … Continue reading
–for Denis Lane This other Nam vet comes to see me and wants me to see his manuscript. He brings this nosh, some bagels, so I say OK, let’s … Continue reading
These warm sunny afternoons I remember how my father would sit on the front porch for minutes, maybe hours, saying it was a good day to have a sunbath. It … Continue reading
. This short film by Boris Seewald has won a number of awards for its innovative use of narration, dance, music, and cinematography. Here’s the synopsis: For some it is … Continue reading
George Gershwin’s first recording as a performer, “Rhapsody in Blue” with Paul Whiteman and his orchestra. Restored and remastered. . Rhapsody in Blue, originally composed for solo piano and jazz band, … Continue reading
This short animated video, commissioned by Greenpeace NL, illustrates the human impact on marine life. The animation is by Studio Smack and the voice-over is by Paul Strikwerda. .
. Leon Redbone is the stage name of Dickran Gobalian (born in 1949), a Canadian singer, songwriter and guitarist specializing in interpretations of early 20th-century music, including jazz and blues standards … Continue reading