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  • 2019 February 17: Louis-Claude Daquin

    February 17, 2019 22:30

    "The Cuckoo"  L.-C. Daquin (1694-1772)

    Louis-Claude Daquin was born in Paris to a reasonably well-connected family. On his mother’s side he was related to Rabelais, on his father’s to the Rabbi of Avignon (who had converted to Christianity before he ...

  • 2019 February 3: Washington Gladden

    February 03, 2019 10:30

    William Gladden (1836-1918) — so named because his great-grandfather served as George Washington's bodyguard during the Revolutionary War — was a Congregational pastor. He served in New York, Massachusetts, and Ohio during the post-Civil War industrial era when racial and economic injustice was rampant. People everywhere were searching for a new American ethic. (more )

  • 2017 January 22: "If Only I Could Kiss It and Make It Better"

    January 27, 2019 22:30

    Once upon a time a close friend confided in me about being the victim of a violent attack years prior. The story left me speechless. Later, I thought about how when we are children and are hurt, we can run to mommy or daddy and they ...