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Appearance Rules

“Appearance rules the world.” That’s what Friedrich Schiller said. He would know. He was buddies with elaborately dramatic Goethe, and Beethoven’s setting of Schiller’s poem “An die Freude” (Ode to Joy) in the final movement of his Ninth Symphony always … Continue reading

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The Impossible Reconciliation

Pittsburgh in the fifties was no place to be. Even the parents knew that. There was a wider world, so leaving for college in the mid-sixties, and never really going back, was easy enough, but in 1959 or so that … Continue reading

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