Backyard Quartet

About 3 months ago, 2 of the 3 other members of our quartet contacted me suggesting we get together to play. We had all been desperately wanting to get back to our usual schedule of playing almost every weekend. In the summer, pandemic restrictions had been cautiously eased, with masks and social distancing still required …

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Dutch Treat

The so-called Dutch Golden Age spanned the 17th century when the Netherlands was a dominant global force in trade, culture, science, business, literature, philosophy, military matters, and exploration. Rembrandt van Rijn was a leading artistic figure of the era (as was Johannes Vermeer of Delft, one of my favorite painters). On the 350th year after …

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