Category Archive: Culture

Currently Playing: Chopin’s “Fantasie” Impromptu

piano-octopus

I’ve currently picked up a piano piece that I had started playing last year, Chopin’s “Fantasie” Impromptu.  I don’t have any parts of the song ready to post yet; I’m just getting my fingers back in shape with some Hanon exercises and doing slow practice on the metronome for now.  So here’s a video of one of …

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Tiki Love

vintage-hawaiian-postcard

As a fan of tiki culture, one of my favorite places to blog for on this site is the Tiki Room.  I even designed the theme for it, though it’s a bit outdated now and I just don’t have time to update it. However back in the day I created many WordPress Themes, including the …

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My 2017 Anthem – Of Montreal’s “It’s Different For Girls”

Of Montreal

After careful consideration, I have chosen Of Montreal’s “It’s Different for Girls” as my 2017 anthem. The song is from their 2016 album, Innocence Reaches. If you like sounds like this, then check out my music section of the site, where I post the newest in dream pop, chillwave, indie rock, and much more, as well as …

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Enjoying Solitude and How I Avoid Boredom

Andrei Tarkovsky

Few things bother me as much as the thought that I’m wasting time or losing interest, which is probably why I thought to write this post during my fall break from work, because I have all of this time and want to make the most of it.  I’ve been spending time with my daughter and …

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The Making of Radicals

Cairo, Egypt

It’s what he saw inside the maximum security prison where he was held that scared him, young men, many who hadn’t committed crimes at all, becoming hardened radicals over the course of their confinement.   …not one or two or three.  Many. ISIS attacks in recent years have undoubtedly left a mark on our culture; evoking …

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