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Wagner’s Music

August 18th, 2006 by Laura Moncur in Holidays
Wagner’s music is better than it sounds.
Edgar Wilson Nye, quoted in Mark Twain’s Autobiography, 1924

When I look back, I wonder at myself. Mike and I celebrate our 16 year wedding anniversary today. At our wedding, we set up a stereo in Carol’s bedroom window to play music in the backyard. We put in a Wagner CD and set it to repeat the entire afternoon.

The soundtrack for our wedding was Nazi-approved.

If I had known that Wagner had been a favorite of Hitler’s, I probably wouldn’t have liked him as much. Instead, Mike and I enjoyed the loud and emotional sound of Wagner’s work. Sixteen years later, we’re still judging music more on its sound than its politics.

I guess that’s a good thing.

Quotations on Spring

March 24th, 2006 by Michael Moncur in Holidays

The season of Spring officially began on March 20th, and I’ve been surprised to see Spring-like weather even here in Utah, where we sometimes see snow in June. In honor of the season, I’ve updated our Subject Page for Spring. Here is a sampling of quotations about Spring:

President’s Day

February 20th, 2006 by Laura Moncur in Holidays

President’s Day just feels like an excuse for the mail carriers and bank tellers to take a day off, but it all started with the desire to honor some of our best leaders.

It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
George Washington, letter to his niece Harriet Washington, October 30, 1791

If you have the day off, enjoy it. If you don’t, blame any activity on the fact that the banks are closed and the mail won’t come until tomorrow.

For more quotations:

Valentine’s Day

February 14th, 2006 by Laura Moncur in Holidays

Every grocery store has a pink and red ode to love along their promotional aisle right now. Cardstock perforated valentines are available in every design from Sponge Bob to Barbie. Chocolate and flowers and even chocolate flowers are available for the forgetful needing a last minute gift. I walk past that aisle and I somehow think that we’re missing the point.

Click here to see all the quotations about Love:

New Year’s Resolution To Lose Weight?

January 2nd, 2006 by Laura Moncur in Holidays

If being average isn’t good enough for you, you might want to start reading my health and fitness weblog, Starling Fitness:

I write about my own personal weight loss journey and review gadgets and diets. So many companies are out there trying to rip you off. Get a first-hand review of the new stuff out there before you shell out the bucks.

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