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I'm Dan Jewett. I post personal musings on what I observe in my daily life. I'll tell you what I'm reading, what I'm listening to, and what I see when I'm out walking about.

The Sun Temple

I have just finished reading and enjoying The Sun Temple by Tarrytown novelist Brian Späth. Cannabis induced gradients of experience and perception surrounding walking excursions to The Battery. An ebb and flow of a euphoric paranoia that will let you share a re-imagining of what might have seemed a familiar place.

Give it a try and support a local artist!

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The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For

As a friend recently pointed out to me, David McCullough is a national treasure. His book, The American Spirit, is a collection of 15 addresses given at various historic sites, universities, Congress and the White House.

To read these addresses at a time of anger and division in our country is both a balm and a call t

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Maelstrom

mael•strom māl-strəm

n. A powerful often violent whirlpool sucking in objects within a given radius.

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Maelstrom

mael•strom māl-strəm

n. A powerful often violent whirlpool sucking in objects within a given radius.

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Glenn Gould

The purpose of art is not the release of a momentary ejection of adrenaline but rather the gradual, lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity.

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Kingfisher

Wildlife conservationist Kyra Mills does wonderful watercolor paintings of her favorite subjects.

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My God! It’s Full of Nerds!

Me after spending a week in Lawrence, KS. With apologies to Arthur C. Clarke.

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Êtes-vous Prêt?

All mariners know that when you are in a boat facing the bow, the port side is on your left, starboard on the right.

If however, you are a rower, an oarsperson, you may have spent a considerable amount of time in boats while facing the stern. I haven’t counter-balanced all the miles I spent rowing with a long ocean cruise, or leisure hours water-skiing on the local reservoir. This means, when

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Ursula K. Le Guin

We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. But then, so did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings... The name of our beautiful reward isn’t profit. Its name is freedom.

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“It Takes a While to Perfect Your Soul.”

I love this man. A wonderful interview. I can't wait until the '67 Holland recording are released in November.

Rollins now lives alone in upstate New York, listening to sports (mostly baseball, as a recovering Mets fan) and news on the radio, reading voraciously and practicing yoga. Minus the opportunity to play his horn, he’s become increasingly devo

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I Love This Man

A wonderful interview. I can't wait until the '67 Holland recording are released in November.

Rollins now lives alone in upstate New York, listening to sports (mostly baseball, as a recovering Mets fan) and news on the radio, reading voraciously and practicing yoga. Minus the opportunity to play his horn, he’s become increasingly devoted to his own spiritual development.

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Everything about this performance is just astounding. From the train station venue to the Tharpe's prescient playing at the dawn of Rock and Roll.

Jaw dropping performance. Listen to this and then listen to everything else YouTube has of her. You won't be sorry.

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Manchester England, 1964The British

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Hawaiian Bros

I took Marilyn Jane to a place she likes to eat called Hawaiian Bros. They specialize in different flavors of marinated chicken. We ate about six chickens between us I think.

It was my first trip out to a restaurant in almost seven months. The place looks like it used to be a car dealership, but that allows for diners to be spaced quite a distance from each other.

I'm past the point where I should

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Tom Seaver (1944-2020)

Seaver won the National League (NL)'s Rookie of the Year Award in 1967, and won three NL Cy Young Awards as the league's best pitcher. He is a 12-time All-Star. Seaver is the Mets' all-time leader in wins, and he threw a no-hitter in 1978. During a 20-year MLB career, he compiled 311 wins, 3,640 strikeouts, 61 shutouts, and a 2.86 earned run average.

In 1992, Seaver was inducted into the National Baseb

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Tom Seaver (1944-2020)

Seaver won the National League (NL)'s Rookie of the Year Award in 1967, and won three NL Cy Young Awards as the league's best pitcher. He is a 12-time All-Star. Seaver is the Mets' all-time leader in wins, and he threw a no-hitter in 1978. During a 20-year MLB career, he compiled 311 wins, 3,640 strikeouts, 61 shutouts, and a 2.86 earned run average.

In 1992, Seaver was inducted into the National Baseb

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Today is the Birthday of Art Pepper

In my opinion one of the greatest jazz men to ever pick up the alto-saxophone.

To commemorate the date. Here's September Song.

youtu.be/X_LoRgv7EW0?list=RDX_

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On Looking: A Walker’s Guide to the Art of Observation

You missed that. Right now, you are missing the vast majority of what is happening around you. You are missing the events unfolding in your body, in the distance, and right in front of you.—Alexandra Horowitz. "On Looking: A Walker's Guide to the Art of Observation." 2013

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G.K. Chesterton

We are learning to do a great many clever things…The next great task will be to learn not to do them.

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Bird Lives

Charlie Parker is 100 Years Old Today.

Ted Gioia has photos from Parker's Kansas City legacy.

Here's me reading Kerouac on Parker.

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Melania the Erudite

Trump supporters I know are virtue signaling expressing outrage over people poking fun at Melania Trump's accent.

I must admit, it really is petty and it seems like lazy small-ball when you consider the real awfulness you could go after.

Melania reportedly speaks multiple languages which if true, is to be admired, and really, how likely is it that the phrase "Be Best" could have been conjured up by

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