Monthly Archives: March 2017

Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at the Sarasota Opera

Originally posted on As a Matter of Fancy:
Giacomo Puccini‘s Madama Butterfly at the Sarasota Opera This being our second opera experience (the first being Verdi’s Aida at Sarasota in 2016), we now have a point of comparison. Butterfly was…

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Stuck in 1945

Two consecutive weekends I’ve returned to the Pacific, specifically 1945. Last weekend, I watched The Great Raid, which I’d somehow missed when it was released twelve years ago in 2005.  This movie retells the story of The Raid at Cabanatuan, … Continue reading

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Dropping the Bomb

My Brain Upgrade Project continues apace with readings on social and political philosophy.  I wrapped up the chapter with a section on the Limits of the State, which included the following Philosophy and Life insert on p. 595 of my … Continue reading

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