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"Last Tuesday morning, tens of thousands of public school students across New York took the Regents Examination in Global History and Geography. One of the two essays in the 3-hour exam required stu

If this is the whine about health things topic, here's my new (old) one.  I've had surgery for "trigger finger" on my right hand - first one was about 15 years ago, the "ring" or 4th, finger. Then, oh

I still don't see what point is being made. That there are some high school students who don't pay attention in class (if they even show up)?

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I feel the same as you, voyager...and I haven't even started doing dinners again, now that we're back in our abode.

 

It's always a lot of work, and it doesn't get any easier. Though since I am getting older, I think I am getting smarter...that is, there is some stuff that can be bought that's as good as, if not better, than my own.

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I just now realize that I don't cook in order to entertain, but entertain in order to actualize food ideas that I've been mulling. In sleepless moments, I tend to mentally play with food, combinations, juxtapositions, presentation. At any given time, I have a bunch of plates in my head nagging to happen. None are proven or necessarily practical to realize, Tapocketapocketapocketa...

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I just now realize that I don't cook in order to entertain, but entertain in order to actualize food ideas that I've been mulling. In sleepless moments, I tend to mentally play with food, combinations, juxtapositions, presentation. At any given time, I have a bunch of plates in my head nagging to happen. None are proven or necessarily practical to realize, Tapocketapocketapocketa...

 

I have the same thing. Except my ideas are almost always terrible. And the execution inept.

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https://www.spectator.co.uk/2018/01/the-sex-lives-of-conductors/

 

I really hope the bit about the young soloist who was raped just before performing isn't true, but it would not at all surprise me if it were.

 

(not sure if the discussion of sexual harassment was deemed political, but feel free to hide/delete as necessary)

 

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For this to change, we need to see more women on the podium.

 

Wrong, or at least only partly correct, but for a different reason. Once again, putting the burden on women to fix the problem is to deny its source: men who abuse their power and those who allow them to continue. Boards and staffs need to change their attitudes and behaviors. (Even I knew about Maestro Jimmy years ago; his behavior was an open secret among my musician friends.) Yes, we need more women conductors. But not so they can replace abusive men, rather so they can do the job they can do well. Ask anyone who heard an orchestra play under Mälkki.

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Someone I went to high school with died a few months ago. I believe he's the first one in our class to go.

 

Yeah, I always check those listing first in my high school and college alumni magazines. It's always a relief when I don't recognize any names.

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