A Painful Mystery

It has been said that nostalgia is “recalling the fun without remembering the pain.” The warm feelings we often have for times past partially stem from the misguided conviction that human misery is the special ingredient of our own time. We yearn for release. We hanker for “the good old days” — the good old …

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Before The Bell Rings

A close friend of Leopold Stokowski, the famous orchestra conductor, has written that Stokowski often said to him, “Don’t ask me about what was, but what is to come!” This was typical of Stokowski’s attitude and approach to life. “Shortly before he died,” the friend wrote, “he had signed a contract with Columbia Records to …

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