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    Kostornaia leaves Tutberidze

    So team Tutberidze is down to 1.5As... That's only 0.8 BV, so no wonder she's blowing a gasket.
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    Opera Suggestions, II

    This is a really nice interview with Karita Mattila. She seems like such a cool lady, and I'd love to hang out with her for a day.
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    Film director Alan Parker has died at 76

    My FIL who was not an actor but responded to a cattle call for Japanese speakers had a small role in "Come See the Paradise" about the internments during WW2. He had really good things to say about Alan Parker.
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    U.S. Protests - There's Something Happening Here

    Yeah, they should be in S Texas where the wall blew over from Hurricane Hanna (lol)... Think of all those caravans that can make a run for it!
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    NEOWISE comet

    I'm keeping my fingers crossed for clear weather for everybody going out tonight. The comet should be about at its highest point, so maybe light pollution will be a little less of a factor for those who aren't able to access a rural area. Good luck!
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    2020 Non-Presidential U.S. Elections

    Excellent... She named and shamed.
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    U.S. Protests - There's Something Happening Here

    Yes, but is he as concerned as Susan Collins yet?
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    NEOWISE comet

    Did anyone catch the NEOWISE comet yet? I just came back from viewing, and it was delightful. The comet is already visible to the naked eye, though binoculars definitely help, and it will be progressively easier to see as it rises to its highest point above the horizon on July 23. It will remain...
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    Opera Suggestions, II

    The Met inaugurated a new concert series where the artist performs in a venue near their home. Jonas Kaufmann started things off today from a baroque abbey in Bavaria. The live performance was hosted remotely by Christine Goerke and interspersed with recordings from prior stage productions...
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    Dangers of a Trump Presidency--Part 7

    Wow, that statue is so fug they may have done her a favor actually...
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    Opera Suggestions, II

    I just finished watching the stream of Satyagraha, which seems especially timely given the catastrophe of 2020 so far. I really enjoyed the production so much that I made a second donation to the Met (first was after the gala) and purchased sheet music for the piano version of Gandhi's final aria.
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    Music I wish someone would skate to: 2020 Edition :)

    I trekked in the South Caucasus last summer (my current avatar is on the trail between Mestia and Jabeshi) and was completely charmed by the rich singing and dancing tradition in Georgia. This classic dance seems like it could work as a Quickstep. Maybe the Georgian team which I believe will...
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    Music I wish someone would skate to: 2020 Edition :)

    I've been watching the Met Opera streams, and Satyagraha is coming up in about a week. I'm not familiar with it, so I checked out a few Youtube videos to see if I would be interested; I came across this incredibly beautiful and haunting excerpt arranged for piano.
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    Racial Profiling & Related Matters (Non-Lethal Version)

    To my Trump-voting state's credit, this event is actually covered in the required Oklahoma history course in high school. The Burning was my children's required summer reading.
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    From Russia With Love (#36) Spring into Summer 2020

    When I skated at SCNY in the 70s and 80s, pretty much all the rink moms even of the national and international competitors were seriously overweight. I can't think of a single one who was as petite as the typical skater, though Kyoko Ina's mom, a former swimming champion, just had a muscular...
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