Gimbling in the Wabe – My Own Wanderings Through M. T. Anderson’s “Symphony for the City of the Dead” (Pt 2)

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… in which I jump right in from where I left off in my first installment of my thoughts on Symphony for the City of the Dead, which was published in last week’s Gimbing in the Wabe… ~~~~~ Dmitri Shostakovich was somewhat untouched by the gloom and doom following implementation […]

Gimbling in the Wabe – My Own Wanderings Through M. T. Anderson’s “Symphony for the City of the Dead”

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NOTE:  This is written as if it were being told to an acquaintance, say, someone that I saw regularly at the off-leash dog park.  It contains some admissions that are potentially embarrassing, and many very indulgent yet salient musings, ones that feel incumbent on me to express, for whatever reason.  […]

Gimbling in the Wabe – A Momentary Lapse in Reality

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This is the third in a series of my reminisces of traveling to Soviet Russia in May – June 1989, piqued from watching the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.  Although time has brought many changes to both that iconic city and to my own life, before I share this final […]

Gimbling in the Wabe – My Glimpse of Mother Russia

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If I take one thing from the Winter Olympics currently taking place in Sochi, Russia, it won’t be images of glittering ice skaters, the sound of skittering luge sleds or amazement at snowboard acrobatics.  Nor will it be a cautious globally focused optimism despite the snickering over a perceived lack […]