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Stuff, Part II

Stuff, Part II
February 13, 2017
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Let’s be honest here.  The last thing any Boomer wants is to get stuck with our grandmother’s tacky French Provencal …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Celebrating the Greatest – Ever

Sunday Morning Opera: Celebrating the Greatest – Ever
January 9, 2017
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Beginning at midnight on January 10, I’ll be tweeting 24 hours of music honoring the greatest baritone there ever was. …Read the Rest

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Historical Veracity and Liberal Versions of Christ

Historical Veracity and Liberal Versions of Christ
December 25, 2016
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God loved us so much He allowed Hes only begotten son to become human, to be born of a woman, …Read the Rest

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Hillary, Performance Art, and Satanism

Hillary, Performance Art, and Satanism
November 5, 2016
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Performance art is performance art.  It is designed to be edgy, outrageous, and bazaar, primarily because the so-called performance artist …Read the Rest

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Revisionists Attacking Good King Hal

Revisionists Attacking Good King Hal
October 25, 2016
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Revisionist historians are at the top of the list of things that frosts The Pink Flamingo’s cookies, even more so than Democrats.

The Pink Flamingo owes King Hal and St. Crispin an apology. I forgot. St. Crispin’s Day is October 25. I blew it.

I always try to remember St. Crispin’s Day because I had an Clements ancestor (I share with Sam, Mannen, Jep, and Wes Hardin) who was knighted that day, by Henry, for saving his life!

The usual Henry Haters are at it again. Anne Curry, who has made a career out of damning Henry V, says the French did not have all that many troops, and the lopsided battle was all a lie.

Fortunately, cooler heads prevail.

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The Trump Generation

The Trump Generation
October 13, 2016
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While I was gagging while listening to yet another revelation of allegations of groping, something dawned on me.  Donald Trump …Read the Rest

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Remember the Incroyables?

Remember the Incroyables?
September 14, 2016
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Do you remember the Incorybles and the Merveilleuses?  Of course not, unless you are a student of the French Revolution, …Read the Rest

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My Over-Indulgent Star Trek 50

My Over-Indulgent Star Trek 50
September 9, 2016
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James Tiberius Kirk (the original) See #2 below – Faith of the Heart – every dream of the future Being …Read the Rest

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Fifty Years Ago Today the World Changed

Fifty Years Ago Today the World Changed
September 8, 2016
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The Original Series (1966–69) The Animated Series (1973–74) The Next Generation (1987–94) Deep Space Nine (1993–99) Voyager (1995–2001) Enterprise (2001–05) …Read the Rest

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Why Trekkies Should Love Lucy

Why Trekkies Should Love Lucy
September 7, 2016
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I’ve been saying that the first woman to grace American currency should  Lucille Ball, who became the first real female …Read the Rest

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To Boldly Go: STEM, the Arts & Wells Fargo, Inc.

To Boldly Go:  STEM, the Arts & Wells Fargo, Inc.
September 6, 2016
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In the mid-1960s, the late Doug Chaffee, a very dear friend (I would rank him as my #2 best friend, …Read the Rest

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I Understand Tosca

I Understand Tosca
July 12, 2016
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Like I told my cousin last night, I’m frantic.  I’m terribly upset about losing my home, when it is so …Read the Rest

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You Think You Want a Revolution?

You Think You Want a Revolution?
June 27, 2016
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Once upon a time… That’s how all great fairy tales begin, and this may be one of the greatest tales …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Shakespeare in Opera

Sunday Morning Opera:  Shakespeare in Opera
April 24, 2016
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William Shakespeare died 400 years ago, yesterday. In many ways Shakespeare and opera is a match made in heaven.  The …Read the Rest

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Liberals Can Be So Ignorant… How Ignorant Are They?

Liberals Can Be So Ignorant… How Ignorant Are They?
March 15, 2016
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I was rather interested in an article about something Barack Obama said in 2008.    Obama was quoting the 1987 movie, …Read the Rest

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Religious Context

Religious Context
February 27, 2016
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The following fresco is being cleaned and restored, in Rome.  It is, thus far, one of the earliest known representations …Read the Rest

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Excusing the Barbarians

Excusing the Barbarians
January 16, 2016
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NOTE:  I consider myself to be a fairly well educated expert on the history of fashion in the Western world.  …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: It’s My Birthday (and I’ll cry if I want too)

Sunday Morning Opera:  It’s My Birthday (and I’ll cry if I want too)
November 29, 2015
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My birthday is Wednesday, I think. For years, my birthday gift from my parents was the Metropolitan Opera & Sherrill …Read the Rest

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St. Crispin’s Day

St. Crispin’s Day
October 25, 2015
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If we follow the letter of the speech, then I must honor St. Crispin’s Day.  One of my Clements ancestors …Read the Rest

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Christ Was Black, or a Palestinian & Other Revisionist Lies

Christ Was Black, or a Palestinian & Other Revisionist Lies
October 12, 2015
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I consider myself a historian.  As such, perhaps the entities I loath the most are revisionists.  I detest people who …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Baritone Perfection

Sunday Morning Opera: Baritone Perfection
September 27, 2015
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(Source) Last night, Peter Gelb missed a great opportunity to rake in extra bucks by not grasping the fact that, …Read the Rest

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How The Metropolitan Opera Blew It

How The Metropolitan Opera Blew It
September 24, 2015
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Ten years after the Emancipation Proclamation, the first opera company in Washington, DC was founded, in 1873 by former slaves.  …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: My Favorite Opera

Sunday Morning Opera:  My Favorite Opera
September 20, 2015
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People who insanely love opera are well…insane.  We are an irrational lot, surpassed only by baseball fans.  When the two …Read the Rest

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Oliver Cromwell Is Dead

Oliver Cromwell Is Dead
July 29, 2015
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Oliver Cromwell is buried and dead He hi, buried and dead They planted an apple tree over his head He …Read the Rest

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June 18, 1815: The Day the World Changed

June 18, 1815:  The Day the World Changed
June 18, 2015
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“…”In the course of the evening the duke asked my father for a map of the country and went into …Read the Rest

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Kilts, Kids, Godly Rules & Christian Stupidity

Kilts, Kids, Godly Rules & Christian Stupidity
May 21, 2015
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In Johnston County, North Carolina, 16-year-0ld David Leix was not allowed admission into his homeschooling ‘Praise’ Prom by the godly …Read the Rest

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Are Good Manners Racist?

Are Good Manners Racist?
May 12, 2015
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I’ll probably be accused of racism for what I’m about to say.  Accusations of racism are now so common, it’s …Read the Rest

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PART II: Why Biblical Context Matters

PART II:  Why Biblical Context Matters
April 16, 2015
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This is what we have to work with. Note that I am only using ‘classical’ Western Civilization and leaving out …Read the Rest

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PART I: Why Biblical Context Matters

PART I:  Why Biblical Context Matters
April 15, 2015
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People much wiser than am I have said that you can use the Bible to prove anything.  You can use …Read the Rest

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My Favorite Verdi Opera

My Favorite Verdi Opera
April 12, 2015
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I have a second cousin who is as big an opera freak as I am.  Several weeks ago I discovered …Read the Rest

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