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Just my world of dreams, music and thoughts. Author of two books, one a novel of Love stories set in Framingham, Mass, Secrets of the Heart the 2nd book an autobiography of growing up in Framingham, Mass. Small Town America, Framingham My generation was the first teenage generation, that was when the word was coined. Ours was the generation that started cruising through town and to the drive in theater and drive in restaurant. In our area, Ernie Kampersal,from Holliston, drove his bucking car through town, picking up girls. It rose in the air, like a stallion! We went to the soda shops and played the juke boxes. It was a different town, a different time, and it belonged to us!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Signing off with The Wolfman What fun we had!

"Light my fire". Two selections Jose Felliciano. So. gorgeous And by The Doors

"The Thrill is Gone You'll love bB King and Eric Clapton

And Jose Felliciano

Mel Carter is singing this Hold Me Thrill Me.  

"Since I Fell for You". Two artists   Dinah Washington. 

For you opinion

I remember you "by two great jazz pianists George Shearing. Beegie Adair 

Listen to the contrasting styles 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Otis Williams and The Charms - Two Hearts

If like me you have b een shopping on line and trying to keep track of bills, and the confusion when Amazon bundles the bills, need a here is some fun.....which one of these do you like best...  this one

or the Crewcuts...

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Indra's net a lesson in holograms from ancient times.

"Imagine a multidimensional spider's web in the early morning covered with dew drops. And every dew drop contains the reflection of all the other dew drops. And, in each reflected dew drop, the reflections of all the other dew drops in that reflection. And so ad infinitum. That is the Buddhist conception of the universe in an image." –Alan Watts[1]
Indra's net (also called Indra's jewels or Indra's pearls, Sanskrit Indrajāla) is a metaphor used to illustrate the concepts of Śūnyatā (emptiness),[2] pratītyasamutpāda (dependent origination),[3] and interpenetration[4] in Buddhist philosophy.
The metaphor of Indra's net was developed by the Mahayana school in the third-century Avatamsaka Sutra and later by the Huayan school between the 6th and 8th centuries.[2]

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Inner musings on Art and Music Here is why I think Klimt is one of the greatest  artists.  When looking at his art you are enveloped in color and symmetry .  You yearn to follow the path or enter the scene, think about it .  His Impressionism is just right,  by creating that feeling. I often yearn to see more of his creations though they are not limitless.
  This yearning is what makes us long to hear the next chord or melody in music , the love of beauty is built in us .  You hear Carly Sumon's heartbeat in her music stop and think !  Listen observe! 

Friday, September 18, 2015

Jerry Vale - Don't You Know (1964)

This was a monster  hit , everyone sang it, all day long....Do we still do that?

Vic Damone - 14 - Again

 A great arrangement, and his lovely light voice!  I thought that this song was the theme for" Roadhouse", with Ida Lupino

Bobby Darin - Beyond the sea

 time for a few of my favorites

BOBBY DARIN ~ A Nightingale Sang In Barkely Square ~

 a great entertainer and the movie of his life with Sandra Dee is also fun to watch..

Friday, September 4, 2015

An outstanding man!

When baseball greats Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig went on tour in baseball-crazy Japan in 1934, some fans wondered why a third-string catcher named Moe Berg was included.  Although he played with five major-league teams from 1923 to 1939, he was a very mediocre ball player.  But Moe was regarded as the brainiest ballplayer of all time.  In fact Casey Stengel once said:  
"That is the strangest man ever to play baseball.”  
When all the baseball stars went to Japan, Moe Berg went with them 
and many people wondered why he went with "the team" . . .

Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth
The answer was simple: Moe Berg was a United States spy, working undercover with the CIA.
Moe spoke 15 languages - including Japanese. And he had two loves: baseball and spying.
In Tokyo, garbed in a kimono, Berg took flowers to the daughter of an American diplomat 
being treated in St. Luke's Hospital - the tallest building in the Japanese capital.
He never delivered the flowers.  The ball-player ascended to the hospital roof and filmed key features: 
the harbor, military installations, railway yards, etc.
Eight years later, General Jimmy Doolittle studied Berg's films in planning his spectacular raid on Tokyo ..
His father disapproved and never once watched his son play.  In Barringer High School, Moe learned Latin, 
Greek and French.  Moe read at least 10 newspapers every day.
He graduated magna cum laude from Princeton - having added Spanish, Italian, German and Sanskrit 
to his linguistic quiver. During further studies at the Sorbonne, in Paris, and Columbia Law School, 
he picked up Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Indian, Arabic, Portuguese and Hungarian - 15 languages in all, 
plus some regional dialects.
While playing baseball for Princeton University, Moe Berg would describe plays in Latin or Sanskrit.

Tito's partisans
During World War II, Moe was parachuted into Yugoslavia to assess the value to the war effort of the
two groups of partisans there.  He reported back that Marshall Tito's forces were widely supported
by the people and Winston Churchill ordered all-out support for the Yugoslav underground fighter, 
rather than Mihajlovic's Serbians.
The parachute jump at age 41 undoubtedly was a challenge. But there was more to come in that same year.
Berg penetrated German-held Norway, met with members of the underground and located a secret 
heavy-water plant - part of the Nazis' effort to build an atomic bomb.
His information guided the Royal Air Force in a bombing raid to destroy that plant.

The R.A.F. destroys the Norwegian heavy water plant targeted by Moe Berg.
There still remained the question of how far had the Nazis progressed in the race to build the first Atomic bomb.  
If the Nazis were successful, they would win the war. Berg (under the code name "Remus") was sent to Switzerland 
to hear leading German physicist Werner Heisenberg, a Nobel Laureate, lecture and determine if the Nazis were close 
to building an A-bomb. Moe managed to slip past the SS guards at the auditorium, posing as a Swiss graduate student.  
The spy carried in his pocket a pistol and a cyanide pill.
If the German indicated the Nazis were close to building a weapon, Berg was to shoot him - and then swallow 
the cyanide pill. Moe, sitting in the front row, determined that the Germans were nowhere near their goal, 
so he complimented Heisenberg on his speech and walked him back to his hotel.
Werner Heisenberg - he blocked
the Nazis from acquiring an atomic bomb.
Moe Berg's report was distributed to Britain's Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, President Franklin D. Roosevelt 
and key figures in the team developing the Atomic Bomb. Roosevelt responded: "Give my regards to the catcher.”
Most of Germany's leading physicists had been Jewish and had fled the Nazis mainly to Britain and the United States.  
After the war, Moe Berg was awarded the Medal of Freedom - America's highest honor for a civilian in wartime.  
But Berg refused to accept it, because he couldn't tell people about his exploits.
After his death, his sister accepted the Medal. It now hangs in the Baseball Hall of Fame, in Cooperstown.
Presidential Medal of Freedom: the highest award given to civilians during wartime.
Moe Berg's baseball card is the only card on display at the CIA Headquarters in Washington, DC.


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