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Variations on “The Ash Grove”

[Last Updated on February 26, 2010. First published on Hubpages and then de-indexed.] Folk tunes have a long shelf life. They get re-used often with different lyrics, and we can learn a lot about the values and preferences of different … Continue reading

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Music to Listen to While Writing a Novel: Our Lady of Kaifeng

Most people imagine that writing a book is accomplished while sitting. The author dips his quill or taps on the keys of his typewriter or the keyboard of this computer. Naturally, he is sitting down. But not all writers do … Continue reading

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The Theme Song for “From Up on Poppy Hill”

Sometimes the theme song from  a movie stays with you long after a movie is over. The new Studio Ghibli movie “From Up on Poppy Hill” features such a song. The song is called “さよならの夏~コクリコ坂から” , pronounced “Sayonara no Natsu~Kokurikozaka … Continue reading

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