Category Archives: Music & Musicians

Weltschmerz

(Written 20 April 2012) I am suffering from weltschmerz, a condition my father often had when we lived five awful years on the wrong side of the Gowanus Parkway at Third Avenue and 48th Street in Brooklyn—before we returned home … Continue reading

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I Declare this as the First Day of Spring in Stockholm

Opinions differ on the day Spring arrives, especially at the northern latitudes, Stockholm’s being 59 degrees north. The Vernal Equinox occurred locally on 20 March, and today is the 22nd. Until today, the temperatures for the past many weeks were … Continue reading

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