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Christmas Blessings Beyond the Airport

I am grateful today to the angel at the Detroit International Airport who pulled strings to get me on the last flight to Toronto — otherwise, I’d be humming disconsolately with Nick Lowe. Made it despite the ice storm. Merry Christmas, y’all! Continue reading






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A Flaneur in the Cloud – December 23, 2013

BBC Weather – Shipping Forecast The Shipping Forecast: From Britain’s Seas Into Its Soul : NPR 121613 Phillip Reeves: “It is a bizarre nightly ritual that is deeply embedded in the British way of life. | You switch off the … Continue reading






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A Flaneur in the Cloud – December 16, 2013

Royal Gardener Planted The Seed Of Urban Planning At Versailles : NPR 120913 France’s Chateau of Versailles has pulled out all the stops for one of its favorite sons, gardener Andre Le Notre, who designed the palace’s famous gardens. This … Continue reading






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A Flaneur in the Cloud – December 9, 2013

Scientists quit their day jobs, head over to YouTube | Marketplace.org 120313 In the last year, YouTube has become the place to watch really smart people with advanced degrees hold forth on science. The top science channels got hundreds of … Continue reading






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A Flaneur in the Cloud – December 2, 2013

Ray Wylie Hubbard: The Grifter’s Hymnal – No Depression Americana and Roots Music Mando Lines: “After a couple of days listening to Hymnal, my favorite track is Mother Blues, an autobiographical tune about a young Hubbard selling his dad’s car … Continue reading






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