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A crafty state senator has done something so wonderful that we should all be cheering while simultaneously smacking our foreheads, because why didn't we think of this earlier? The hero in question is Virginia senator Janet Howell.
Bassist Victor Wooten says you don't need to start with the rules of music in order to play an instrument. When you can't get a song out of your head, it means neural circuits are stuck in a loop Music, like sex, drugs and food, release the brain chemical dopamine People tend to agree on the emotions they hear in music Victor Wooten, a famous bassist, approaches music as a language (CNN) -- Michael Jackson was on to something when he sang that "A-B-C" is "simple as 'Do Re Mi.'"
He was old, but not ancient, the man next to us at the delicatessen. It was 1973. My then girlfriend (now wife) and I had ordered dinner and this old guy, sitting by himself, seemed lonely, so we got talking and he told us how he had grown up in St.
At the end of last week's post about John Tyler's grandsons still being alive (and indeed, NY Mag did an interview with one of them ), I provided a couple of other examples of living personals bridging distant historical periods and asked: Someone needs to come up with a term for this sort of thing (history bridges? no.)
I've been in courtrooms before, during three trials of the polygamous radicals led by the infamous Ervil LeBaron who murdered my father, Rulon Allred. They saw him as an obstruction to LeBaron's ambition of establishing himself as "the One Mighty and Strong," who, according to early Mormon prophecy, will come to set God's house in order. One of those trials took place in the same Salt Lake City federal courthouse where I now sit. LeBaron died 30 years ago in Utah's state prison, but for the past two weeks, I've come to watch another tormentor, Brian David Mitchell, cross the courtroom in a gray cloud of piety. Mitchell keeps his eyes closed as he passes his victim, the elegant and courageous Elizabeth Smart, whom he abducted when she was 14 from the bedroom of her family's upscale Salt Lake City home in the wee hours of the morning on June 5, 2002, "married" in a ceremony witnessed only by his actual wife, Wanda Barzee, and then abused in every imaginable way.