Newsletter 51 : 18 april 2011
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Welcome to our newsletter. You’ve received it because either you requested it (extra thanks!) or Kay or Jeremy have met you on our travels.
We offer a change from other newsletters which do demand an awful lot of reading, and hope you will find it diverting.
We aim to publish once every two weeks, but sometimes the flesh is weak even as the spirit is willing.
All is not gold that glisteneth
Thomas Middleton, playwright, b 18 April 1580
The only cure for grief is action
GH Lewes, psychologist, b 18 April 1817
Some extraordinary landscape pictures illustrating how the emotional response to a landscape can be communicated in a two dimensional image – perhaps best appreciated in small quantities.
She’s the one. Roy Harper’s great song about taking one’s partner for granted. After a slightly iffy start, the song builds powerfully – the subtext being that the person the singer is addressing is himself (dur 6:54)
(or maybe this is more in the sphere of moral intelligence)
My boss plans to fiddle his holidays. Should I report him?
“I look after the department’s holiday and sickness records. My manager … lost two weeks of his leave last year. He has now told me he wants to “get back” as many days as he can this year by not always telling his new boss when he takes leave in the hope that several days will go unnoticed. He said I should continue keeping the internal record which we could change at the end of the year, if necessary, depending on the number of days that had been ‘noticed’.”
Before you read the answers of Jeremy Bullmore and his readers, what would you do?
Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt
If you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power to think
To think is to differ
Clarence Darrow, lawyer, b 18 April 1857
Can you sit and listen to the waves for two minutes? Harder than you might think. (dur 2:00)
As some people know, I am also a composer and arranger and anyone interested in what the latter involves might care to compare Philip Glass’s album, Songs from liquid days, with my arrangement of it for chorus and orchestra. If you need to, download Spotify – it’s free – then add me to your list of contacts (I’m jeremymarchant). Look up my playlists and you’ll be able to see, and hear, both albums.
All contributions welcome.
If you have been, thank you for reading.
Kay and Jeremy
Compiled by Jeremy Marchant . added 5 february 2015 . image: screen grab from video