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So cool to see John Luther Adams’ walk-through percussion...

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So cool to see John Luther Adams’ walk-through percussion performance, “Inuksuit,” performed at Land’s End yesterday. It was put together by SF Jazz. More info: http://sfist.com/2017/07/28/go_do_this_thing_free_large-scale_j.php

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lelandpaul
16 days ago
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ooooh! I've heard this performed, but in a giant warehouse space in NYC; it's composed to be performed outside and I think it would have worked a lot better that way.
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lelandpaul
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satadru
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jhamill
16 days ago
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Pay attention to me.
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23.017999°S, 15.288053°E Namib-Naukluft National Park, Erongo,...

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23.017999°S, 15.288053°E
Namib-Naukluft National Park, Erongo, Namibia

photo by Heidy R. Hort


On the 27th day of July
the randomizer gave to me
a vulture in a dead tree

And half a dozen steenboks and three ostriches and a couple more vultures

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lelandpaul
20 days ago
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Hey hey, I was just in the Namib-Naukkuft park the other week!
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Sutro in the distance from the Dipsea Trail, Mt. Tamalpais State...

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Sutro in the distance from the Dipsea Trail, Mt. Tamalpais State Park

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lelandpaul
32 days ago
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Heh — see my comment recent comment...
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Muir Woods National Monument – my first visit after 25...

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Muir Woods National Monument – my first visit after 25 years in the Bay Area!

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lelandpaul
33 days ago
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Oh my gosh, after 25 years?! This is one of the nicest spots in the Bay! I recommend the Dipsea Trail for anyone looking for a gorgeous hike.
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High German Mennonite Clings Desperately to False Sense of Superiority Over Low German Mennonite

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BLUMENBACH, SK

Thanks to a complete accident of birth, Miss Annie B. Epp of Blumenbach was born to a High German speaking family. For some reason, Epp, a sad and delusional woman, believes that this linguistic accident was a “sign from above” of her superority to the Plautdietsch-speaking residents of the area.

“The pecking order among Mennonites goes High German, then English, then Plautdietsch, then all the other worldly languages,” said Epp. “That’s the way it is and always will be.”

Wrapping her entire self-worth in her linguistic identity, lonely friendless Miss Epp claimed that she was so much more sophisticated and superior to all the Low German speakers of Blumenbach.

“I mean, come on! If you say ‘kloakj‘ instead of ‘kirke‘ or ‘worscht‘ instead of ‘wurst‘ you just aren’t that with it,” said Epp, all alone in her Manor Home room. “It’s obvious isn’t it?”

Epp then said she just didn’t understand why the rest of the ladies at the Old Folks home didn’t invite her over for coffee and molasses cookies more often.

“I just can’t figure it out,” said Epp. “If I were them, I’d love to spend as much time with a High German speaker like me as possible.”

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