Mozart’s Great Symphony in G Minor (40th Symphony) K. 550

Composed during several very productive weeks for Mozart, the 40th Symphony, sometimes referred to as the Great Symphony in G minor, is among two other symphonies which he produced within a six week span.  It is one of only two symphonies Mozart composed in minor keys.  Continue reading “Mozart’s Great Symphony in G Minor (40th Symphony) K. 550”

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Propinquity… not the Monkees’ song.

I wrote a research paper on the topic of propinquity in interpersonal relationship development as part of an undergraduate sociology course.  At that time MySpace was the big name on the block in what today we call social media, and Facebook was a mere curiosity among college students. Today, there is hardly an area of our lives that social media doesn’t touch upon: from dating to cooking, from staying connected with family and friends to meeting random strangers for God knows what; from sharing photos to selling a handmade quilt.  Continue reading “Propinquity… not the Monkees’ song.”

Matriculate | Crazy He Calls Me

Anyone who knows me, who knows me well, that is, knows about my fascination with language. Mostly self taught, I am reasonably familiar with five of the major Romance Languages: Portuguese, Spanish, French, Provençal,  and Catalan.

My first serious jaunt into learning a new language was in highschool, when my family chose to host their first exchange student.  Aida was from Kyrgyzstan, and although Kyrgyz, a Turkic language, is the official language, she spoke Russian as do many Kyrgyzstanis. Continue reading “Matriculate | Crazy He Calls Me”

Amaranth | Hold up… faster than a time machine!

Some mornings I wake up with two or more things rambling around in my mind.  This morning I was greeted to the new day by this odd buy one get one free combination.

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Hold up…  faster than a time-machine!

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