Is Your Heart Caroling?

by Kevin T. McEneaney The novella, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens published in 1843, created a popular sensation that people today still talk about. Written under financial duress, the…

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Let there be Light

by Kevin T. McEneaney Every red dawn is an experiment for you, your family, humanity, and the hero, as Homer once proclaimed. Every spider you meet during your day deserves…

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The Orchestra Now Concludes with a Bang of Sweetness

Leon Botstein by Kevin T. McEneaney At Bard College’s Fisher Center for Performing Arts, The Orchestra Now performed its last concert of the academic year under the baton of Leon…

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In tune with B

by Kevin T. McEneaney Listening to Beethoven in autumn with crumpling brown leaves wreathing my footsteps, I note November quality with strength— a master at his peak breathing wisdom into…

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Food Waste

by Bill Schlesinger   Our parents told us not to waste food—urging us to be a member of the “clean-plate” club! Now, several studies have examined the magnitude of the…

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Ancient Song

by Kevin T. McEneaney The origins of religions are lost in fire, flames leaping into black air, illuminating the Spirit within— the voice of the poet speaking to God, whoever…

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Mind & Heart: The Orchestra Now at Bard

The Orchestra Now by Kevin T. McEneaney On Sunday afternoon at Bard College The Orchestra Now under the baton of Leon Botstein played an interesting live-stream program of music mostly…

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Head Nod

by Kevin T. McEneaney That crazy pumpkin with zig-zag-zam grin— nothing like it for a five-year old tyke, especially when a candle glimmers with magnificent rotundity, eyes winking and flittering…

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Science vs. Anti-science

by Bill Schlesinger This is a blog that attempts to translate science to the general public, using simple language to describe what we know and what we don’t know about…

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Observatory

by William Keller Each month brings a full moon I barely see through a patchwork of oak and maple leaves,often with layers of obscuring cloudsthat discourage me from stepping outto find…

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