What do you think? The "1812 Overture" is a crowd pleaser, but it honors all the wrong things. Read this history of the piece and the Russia that inspired it and see if you agree.
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I’ll admit it – I’m one of the current spoiled generation who complains about having to work when it’s not something meaningful or enjoyable. Since I’m not very good at anything I find meaningful or enjoyable, it’s all about the boring rat race, which is why I like to spend my non-rat-racing free time doing fun things I’m bad at. 170 more words
Photo from the Virginia Slusher archive
We believe the woman on the far right is Mary Melia. Her husband Marvin also worked for Tillotson Construction Company and served as a pilot. 108 more words
I suppose it is fitting that I am contemplating leaving my garden just when it is coming into its own. When we moved in three summers ago, the garden was choked with weeds – in the back, stinging nettle and brambles stood well over 2 meters and formed an impenetrable mass. 747 more words