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paulh

Member Since 01 Oct 2011
Offline Last Active Oct 13 2011 06:51 PM
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In Topic: Short Short Stories

13 October 2011 - 06:53 PM

[Thanks, Thinker. I really enjoyed that. I've been casting about for story ideas all day, but can't think of any that excite me.

In Topic: Short Short Stories

12 October 2011 - 03:45 PM

"Not so taken by Haydn. In old age when asked how he would express marital bliss in music, he replied 'parallel thirds'. (This is recollection, not fiction)" [recumbentman]

Haydn was more eloquent with music than he was with words. The song that you refer to, which starts with the words "Ach wunderbar harmonie," is one of my favorite songs.
It's deeply, deeply ironic, as well as short (which is appropriate because Haydn knew so little about marital bliss firsthand.)

Haydn was not a great lover, but in general he was a nice guy who was generous toward friends and family.

In Topic: Is It A Bit Confusing Having Lots Of Announcement Threads All Going At The Sa...

11 October 2011 - 08:30 PM

I'm sure it will all be worth the wait when it's done. What gets me feeling unsettled is that the progress bar has not budged in the last five days,

In Topic: The Show Must Go On

11 October 2011 - 08:24 PM

Wow! Such dedication in conditions of such disarray, Congratulations!

In Topic: Chief Gordon Lightfoot's Table

11 October 2011 - 01:47 PM

I can relate to the car problems, Rev Nick. A few years ago, it cost a bundle to get my car
past the inspection. I tend to keep cars 8 or 9 years, and my current one is just 4 years old,
so I'm sure there are big bills waiting for me in a few years.