Welcome to Scotland, World!

As I sit here watching the opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Games, taking place here in Scotland, I love the idea of athletes from all around the world coming together to join in a common friendly purpose. It reminds me of our blogging life together. I rejoice in my friendships with you in all your…

Something old, something new, mark II

Way back in September 2012, when I was still gaily gallivanting around in the gorgeous G's of my collection, I wrote about finding 'something old, something new' in relation to Gershwin's work. The same sentiment occurred to me while listening to a concert I went to a couple of days ago with a dear friend…

What’s new?

There is nothing new in art except talent." Anton Chekhov Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/a/antonchekh377825.html#5ZIcFfoBlip50pTr.99 This is a great after-dinner subject, isn't it.  Is there anything in art genuinely new to be produced?  Or is everything simply derived in some way from one thing or another which has gone before? The writer William Faulkner discussed this…