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Random Thoughts for a Friday

I’m reading “Babylon Revisited,” a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald that was originally published in the “Saturday Evening Post” in 1931.  Yet, the story of a father’s efforts to regain his daughter, who is being raised by other family members, is relevant today.

A year ago a friend gave me a music book with six of Muzio Clementi’s sonatinas for the piano.  It’s taken this long, but I’m finally up for the challenge and am working on the first one. I must learn more about Clementi.

Last night another friend and I shared more thoughts on our ongoing discussion about the meaning of friendship.  You can find all kinds of cutesy one liners on the Internet, but I found the description in Wikipedia to be the best.  It’s at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friendship.

There have been three spectacular sunsets this past week, and so far tonight promises a fourth. They go a long way to make winter easier on the psyche.

I’m finding a new trend in the world of writing. Authors and illustrators are mounting their own websites to promote their work even before it’s finished. I went to one writer’s site today (He will remain anonymous.) to find his list of work was “Coming Soon.” I went to another writer who basically had announced “I’m writing a book on writing.” I guess it’s the logical extension of the selfie society we live in, but it strikes me as a bit premature.

So that’s it. Four wonderful thoughts and one curmudge.  Not bad for the work week.

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