B-A-C-H and The Art of the Faith

The following quotes are sourced from J. S. Bach in Japan: ”What people need in this situation is hope in the Christian sense of the word, but hope is an alien idea here,” says the renowned organist Masaaki Suzuki, founder and conductor of the Bach Collegium Japan. He is the driving force behind the “Bach…

One is Not the Loneliest Number When Divided by Two

“When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.” Tennessee Williams “…guys like us, that work on ranches are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don’t belong to no place”-George Milton, John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men “Social dislocation can…

Current Resident

“Americans are right that the bonds of our communities have withered, and we are right to fear that this transformation has very real costs…” -Robert D. Putnam, Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community “Over the course of the last generation or two, a variety of technological, economic and social changes have rendered…

Hey Mr. Lonely, This Lottery Is Not for You

August 5, 1971, 316  So, no man is an…but you’re living in no man’s land. You owned your loneliness for four years and you named it Army…your universe is now expanding and your social capital is diminishing. Your universe has become dense, clammy and regulated. As above. ‘Nam looks the same in every direction, down…

Let’s Face the New Year Together…

…the New Improved Year… …as conceived in a recent skin care product mailer… …Empowered, Replenished, Renewed, Fortified…             …Refreshing and Refining…             ….Diminish the signs of aging…                       ….Dewy, healthy-looking finish… …Flawless skin…    …

Fair Enough

“Listen,” Louie says. “You’re never gonna get the same things as other people. It’s never gonna be equal. It’s not gonna happen ever in your life, so you must learn that now, OK? The only time you should look in your neighbor’s bowl is to make sure that they have enough. You don’t look in…

Star Course: The King Awakens!

“Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” [The magi] “Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared.”… “After they had heard the king, they went on their…