Author Archives: Ray V.

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday Pipes #66

Well, isn’t this special. Scott Joplin‘s “The Entertainer” arranged by the one and only E. Power Biggs and performed by Dr. Anthony Hammond. Relax, enjoy.

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I Like The Way This Guy Thinks

“I cannot eat and think about restriction. When I eat, I eat. I do not understand the the idea of guilty pleasure. It’s all about pleasure”  Eric Ripert Ripert, an award winning chef,  was a close friend of the late … Continue reading

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A Break Is Called For

It has been an unusually hectic week or three and the tasks that I still need to accomplish, both personal and professional,  are taking up all my time and then some. Physically and emotionally, I’m tired. With that being said,  … Continue reading

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On Envy

Envy was once considered to be one of the seven deadly sins before it became one of the most admired virtues under its new name, “social justice.” – Dr. Thomas Sowell Thanks to Bob McColl for sharing this with me.

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The Old & The New

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to spend a few hours with two of our three grandchildren, (and while ancillary to the story, our daughter and son-in-law).  Alicia was away with one of her friends, babysitting that friend’s grandson for the … Continue reading

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Sunday Pipes #65

I decided on something a little different for today. A short, yet interesting and entertaining news report about the very special Casavant organ at the Lewis & Clark Colleges’s Agnes Flanagan Chapel. What caught my ear was the two female  … Continue reading

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Who Knew The Actual Name?

On this day in 1810, Ludwig van Beethoven wrote one of his most famous compositions, the Bagatelle in A Minor. When I read the mention this morning in “Today in History,” I wondered why I had never heard of that?  … Continue reading

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A Hot Night

In the mood for an “oldie” this evening. Jethro Tull has been around for over fifty years and the band’s catalog is all over the place with different genres.  This song, performed live in 2003 was released on the Crest … Continue reading

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Remember When?

Anyone old enough to (and having grown up in the USA)  remember when? When we would watch “All in The Family”, laughing at Archie, Edith and “Meathead”? . . .  and people were not offended.  It was funny. When we … Continue reading

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Sunday Pipes #64

I  never knew the name of this piece, but recognized it after only a few seconds as the theme song from “Inspector Gadget”, amongst others. Alas, I digress. Edvard Grieg’s “In The Hall of The Mountain King” arranged and performed … Continue reading

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