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Old 07-20-2018, 01:06 PM
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Wahey!!!! It is raining!

We haven't had a single drop for EIGHT weeks. It's the hottest, driest summer since 1976.

I think I might strip off and go out into the garden; it will be great to feel cool. Don't worry, it's secluded, so I won't frighten the horses

Jayne

...on second thoughts... it's now a torrential thunderstorm, so I'm staying indoors!
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Old 07-20-2018, 02:55 PM
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This event will be live-streamed at the above link, if anyone wants to check it out. The San Diego hub's rehearsal last night at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral was awesome.

Jayne, here's a video cued to the point just before the "torrential thunderstorm" part of Eric Whitacre's setting of Octavio Paz's Spanish text in "Cloudburst," which Whitacre will be conducting at this concert.

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Old 07-20-2018, 03:45 PM
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Default Virtual respite from Sirius better than none

Thank you for sharing, Julie. That torrent brightened up my hour so blistering now! Even virtual relief these dog days is welcome. I love thunderstorms, and I love this thread. Such a brilliant idea for one and such that cannot get old! Rght?!

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Old 07-26-2018, 10:23 PM
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Tonight I got a few beers with Andrew Szilvasy and he is good people.
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Old 07-26-2018, 11:54 PM
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My wife and I celebrated our anniversary today, and got an extra seven hours of it by crossing the Atlantic. :-)

Cheers,
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Old 07-27-2018, 03:15 AM
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I have five weeks off work (woohoo!) and just booked tickets to see Macbeth at the RSC in Stratford upon Avon. Christopher Eccleston is Macbeth - the guy who was the first of the 'new' Doctor Whos.

'Lay on Macduff!!'
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Old 07-27-2018, 01:20 PM
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Hi,

Congrats to all <(:-) (party hat)

Earlier this month, I was asked to join the publications review team for Arthritis Research UK and Arthritis Care. I accepted, and currently I'm looking over an introduction to arthritis. There'll be lots more to come!

I'm still writing poetry, just for fun.

Best wishes,
Fliss
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Old 07-27-2018, 03:33 PM
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Tonight I got a few beers with Andrew Szilvasy and he is good people.
I learned that Aaron has a lot of awesome poetry memorized and rattling in brain. It was good conversations and decent beer (though good enough to have a few of them).
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Old 07-27-2018, 07:02 PM
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Today I

put the finishing touches on the first full draft of my dissertation (introduction, conclusion, acknowledgments and all)
found out that a paper of mine was substantially cited in a major reference work in my field
had a poem accepted for publication in Antiphon, my first acceptance in 14 months
learned that one of my good friends passed his dissertation defense
bought Emily Wilson's new translation of the Odyssey.

One could say I'm happy.
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Old 07-27-2018, 07:31 PM
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Today I

put the finishing touches on the first full draft of my dissertation (introduction, conclusion, acknowledgments and all)
found out that a paper of mine was substantially cited in a major reference work in my field
had a poem accepted for publication in Antiphon, my first acceptance in 14 months
learned that one of my good friends passed his dissertation defense
bought Emily Wilson's new translation of the Odyssey.

One could say I'm happy.
And all this happened after having a few drinks with me? Correlation does not prove causation, but, I mean, come on. I don't want to take all the credit for what looks like an awesome day, but we did talk about the Aeneid and Odyssey...
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