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All’s Poor That Ends Poorly

In Atlanta on October 29, 2014 at 10:52 PM

In such a day
Did Shakespeare discontinue plays
And write his final act.

In such a day
Did Finster preach his final sermon
And paint his last discarded piece of wood.
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Yo-Yo Ma & Robert Shaw: On Interesting People in Musical Performance

In Atlanta on October 6, 2014 at 10:06 PM

Ecologists say the largest bounty of innovation occurs at “The Edge” of various ecosystems, according to Yo-Yo Ma. He says musicians need to bear fruit by pursuing what he calls “The Edge Effect” and policymakers need to pursue “STEAM” in education policy, i.e., investment in the arts in addition to science, technology, engineering and math. All three sectors of a community need to firing at the same time politically, economically and culturally in order to produce the most vibrant places. Robert Shaw, the former Atlanta Symphony Orchestra conductor/director, in his advice for young conductors says, “one needs to be able to arouse, to interest people in musical performance.” All of this can happen in Atlanta and major American cities on a routine basis, namely courtesy of America’s symphonies.
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Red, White & Black: Alexander Calder & Three Up, Three Down

In Atlanta on January 7, 2014 at 11:57 PM

January 7, 2014

Here are a few photos and one motion picture of Alexander Calder’s living mobile “Three Up, Three Down” in front of The High Museum in Atlanta taken just after sunrise during one of the coldest days in American history.
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MARTA: Step Right Up, Layers of Alluvium at Arts Center in 2011

In Atlanta on November 29, 2011 at 2:40 AM

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The Infra Multiplier Neglected,
A Dream Deferred in Syrupy Granite just west of Stone Mountain.
Take Peachtree Street to Colony Square for a Glimpse.
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End Gerrymandering in Georgia

In Atlanta on November 20, 2011 at 8:13 PM

Tune in tonight at 8 P.M. ET on CNN in order to understand “Gerry-Rigged: Why your vote for Congress might not matter.” In the process, begin to appreciate why Georgia is less than Iowa, and an estimated 19 other states, in terms of welcoming “Gerry-Rigged” elections (Polk, 2011). Read the rest of this entry »

From Beirut to Atlanta, Opinions of Egypt’s Uprising

In Atlanta on February 16, 2011 at 2:03 AM

Definitely many Americans have been following the news coverage of Egypt here closely. If they are anything like myself, they are probably taking in the news mostly through watching 24/7 CNN coverage and running Google News searches on-line periodically; also, I have been following some live footage from the BBC during the clash period.
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Instant Gratification (IRV)

In Atlanta on November 3, 2009 at 1:28 AM

Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) is a form of voting where candidates are ranked in order by individual voters. An initial vote occurs upfront as usual in this arrangement. If no single candidate captures a majority in the first round of voting, then an automatic round two kicks in, instantly accounting for the remaining rankings so that a new winner is named quickly and with broadened citizen support.

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