I’ve been working on the speech all morning. In fact, I’ve made great progress. I could go with what I have so far written. But I feel, I know, that it needs a line that will really grab people’s attention. A phrase came to my mind this morning: “All we have to fear is . . .” Fear what? What is it we have to fear? Further economic erosion? A lack of confidence in the markets? All we have to fear is . . . Maybe I should telephone Sam and get some idea or other from him. He always…Continue
As an INTP, your primary mode of living is focused internally, where you deal with things rationally and logically. Your secondary mode is external, where you take things in primarily via your intuition.
INTPs live in the world of theoretical possibilities. They see everything in terms of how it could be improved, or what it could be turned into. They live primarily inside their own minds, having the ability to…Continue
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I just invented a new dessert. It's actually quite good and nutritious!
Take one cup of oatmeal. Add two cups nonfat evaporated milk. Add some sugar or artificial sweetener. Add cocoa powder. Blend in a blender. Cook in microwave on high for 6 minutes. Cool in refrigerator. Makes a darn good pudding!! I suppose one could substitute some of the milk with the alcoholic beverage of your choice. Never tried that, though.
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In her published memoirs Alma Mahler, widow of the composer Gustav Mahler, records the following anecdote about an incident that occurred in New York City in about the year 1909, while Mahler was conductor of the New York Philharmonic.
"Marie Uchatius, a young art-student, paid me a visit one day in the Hotel Majestic [in New York City]. Hearing a confused noise, we leaned out of the window and saw a long procession in the broad street along the side of Central Park [Fifth…
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I was recently chastized for showing poor judgment by posting an item on TBD that some might find offensive and inappropriate.
The fact is that I suffer from severe mental illness, and, in fact, my psychiatrist has said that I show "grossly impaired judgment." While my illness does not excuse bad behavior, it helps explain it! If I have offended anyone on TBD I apologize!!
You can read the results of my most recent psychiatric evaluation at the following…Continue
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Beethoven moved to Vienna in 1792, when he was 21 years old. He was probably first introduced to the great composer Joseph Haydn in late 1790, when the latter was traveling to London and stopped in Bonn around Christmas time. They met in Bonn on Haydn's return trip from London to Vienna in July 1792, and it is likely that arrangements were made at that time for Beethoven to study with the old master.
Years later, after Beethoven achieved widespread fame, Haydn wanted to take…Continue
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Do you ever get in one of those moods where you can't stop listening to the music of Robert Schumann? I'm in one of those moods, one of those Schumann moods, right now. I've been in a Schumann mood for weeks now. It comes and goes with me. I remember back to the summer of 2004, I couldn't stop listening to Schumann's piano music, particularly Carnaval and the Humoresque.
You know, Schumann is believed to have suffered from manic depression. He had mood swings. He lived…Continue
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It's a cold, rainy day in the nation's capital. Let's pass health care reform legislation P>
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