Tag: Emerson

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I struck a blow for self-reliance this past weekend when I heroically repaired my refrigerator. Henry David Thoreau, the king of self-reliance at Walden Pond (and the owner of the ugliest mutton chops in Concord, Massachusetts), would have approved. While going back for a second dish of Blue Bunny Moose Track ice cream, I noticed […]

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Qotd: Prince Hal to Henry V

 

Presume not that I am the thing I was!—William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2

The character speaking here is the newly crowned Henry V. As “Prince Hal,” he had endured and even enjoyed low company. He has known all of his kingdom’s rascals and rogues. But now he is king. He is a new-made thing, who is now in charge of enforcement of the law, and because of his misspent youth, he knows just where the heavy hand of the law should bear down.

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Keith Emerson died today at the age of seventy one. For the younger members of the audience for whom the name is not familiar, Emerson was a member of the progressive seventies group Emerson, Lake, and Palmer. ELP was one of the first bands to incorporate high tech instruments into rock music, including the synthesizer […]

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