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Looking Back at 2016

I can only look back at 2016 along two different tracks, as it were. One involves my personal situation, and turned out quite positive. I finally, officially, disconnected myself from the Republic of Austria early in the year and got … Continue reading

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I Have Found The Chinese James Joyce

and he has been filling my spam folder with his Lebenswerk. Ich habe den chinesischen James Joyce gefunden… und er füllt meinen Spam-Ordner  mit seinem Lebenswerk When I am feeling under the weather or really, really bored, I check the … Continue reading

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The Competition Has Begun…

…and I have a little competition from three other submissions out of Austria. So please give me some help, click here to read my entry, leave a comment (10 word minimum, don’t forget that, or they won’t count it), and … Continue reading

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I Have Entered A Blog Competition

Expats Blogs, the online aggregate website which last year gave me that pretty silver ribbon over there on the sidebar, is holding a writing competition this year. The topic had to be a Top List, as in, for example, Top 10 … Continue reading

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Best spam ever.

I think this is the best spam that has ever been sent here to The Practice Room. Best if you read it aloud, or at the very least try to imagine James Lipton from the Actors’ Studio reading it to … Continue reading

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Look advanced to far added agreeable from you!

Since I moved to WordPress I have been enjoying the benefits of its spam filter, Akismet, but once in a while it leaves one in the folder for me to check, possibly the program thinks I need a laugh now … Continue reading

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It Will Get Better. You Just Haven’t Met The Right Friends Yet. We Are Here.

Dan Pearce, author of the blog Single Dad Laughing, wrote an entry not too long ago entitled I’m Christian, Unless You’re Gay. It was about hatred, hypocrisy, intolerance and bullying in many parts of America toward gays and lesbians, in … Continue reading

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>Opera Casting And Race

> photo Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera Yesterday, an acquaintance mentioned having seen the Met production of Handel’s “Armida”, starring Renée Fleming and Lawrence Brownlee, and commented on the interracial nature of the onstage pair (not really knowing any better, he tried … Continue reading

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>Do you know what one of the nicest things is for me? When someone — a friend, acquaintance or even a total stranger — says to me, “I love your blog!”* It happens every so often and it always makes … Continue reading

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>A New Waste Of Time

>I have, two years late, discovered Twitter. Not that I didn’t know about Twitter until now, but it seemed designed for people with Blackberries, and I couldn’t imagine a place for myself on it. But due to some recent events … Continue reading

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