1. Part of my verse

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    March 5, 2014 by JDB

    In the 1989 movie Dead Poet’s Society, Robin Williams plays an English teacher at a New England prep school in …
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  2. Tunnel of Love

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    February 14, 2014 by JDB

    In May of 1910, in the seaside town of Whitley Bay in northeast England, the chair of the local council …
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  3. Fifty years ago today….

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    February 7, 2014 by JDB

    ….Pan Am Flight 101 touched down at JFK International Airport in New York. Among its passengers were four young men …
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  4. Medicine in Art

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    February 3, 2014 by JDB

    Last month, after taking in the small exhibit of paintings from the Mauritshuis that was in its final days at …
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  5. Two musical evocations of a famous William

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    January 28, 2014 by JDB

    When he was a small boy living in the slums of New York City in the early to mid 1860′s, …
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  6. The Goldfinch: redux

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    January 19, 2014 by JDB

    In my last post, on 7 January, I wrote about an artist (Adriaen Coorte) whose existence I first learned of …
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  7. Good things come in small packages

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    January 7, 2014 by JDB

    Happy New Year. For the last week or so, I’ve been engrossed in Donna Tartt’s 784-page novel The Goldfinch, which …
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