Light-seeking

Dragonfly close-up by Kevin T McEneaney I’ve long admired dragonflies sailing over pond or creek. They are lightning fast at one-hundred body-lengths per second, and their eyes, their gorgeously colored…

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Will the real Quichotte Please Stand UP?

After Salman Rushdie's lecture on composing his his novel Quichotte (the proper period pronunciation is in the title, before the royal lisp was adopted) at Bard College Sosnoff Theater, I…

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Sherman Chamber Ensemble: Women of Genius

From left: Susan Rotholz, Doori Na, Susan Perry, Eliot Bailen, Richard Wolfe by Kevin T McEneaney In Kent on Friday night, August 12, at St. Andrews Episcopal Church the Sherman…

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Homo sgudal

heavenly astronaut with trash bag by Kevin T McEneaney Just as there is clutter in your closet, attic, basement, garage, or patio, the sky above has fragments of junk trash:…

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Believing in Art

Towards a Credo. Brian Arkins. Little Gull Publishers. 36 pages. 2022. Reviewed by Kevin T McEneaney Brian Arkins is not only Ireland’s leading Greek and Latin scholar, he is also…

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Invasive Species

Emerald ash borer by Bill Schlesinger Even a century ago, the arrival of pests and pathogens from Europe wreaked havoc on American elm and chestnut trees, leading to their near…

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Rachmaninoff and the Traditionalists at Bard

Danny Driver by Kevin T McEneaney Program three, Pianist-Composer, compared Rachmaninoff’s piano compositions to Ignacy Jan Paderewski and Ferruccio Busoni with Dr. Leon Botstein conducting the American Symphony Orchestra. The…

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Rachmaninoff Fireworks at Bard SummerScape Festival

Artem Yasynskyy at concert conclusion by Kevin T McEneaney The opening concert at Sosnoff Theater began with Dr. Leon Botstein speaking of Rachmaninoff’s personality and his struggles: how he was…

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When the last are first

New and Selected Poems, 1996-2020. Donald Gardner. Grey Suit. 225 pages. Reviewed by Kevin T McEneaney One of the reasons most people don’t read poetry is that poets take themselves…

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Things to do at the Airport

by Kevin T McEneaney when your flight is delayed: admire cloud transformations if they are available watch the mysterious unloading of awkward baggage from planes go to the bathroom imagine…

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