Author Archives: Sharyn

“Baby George”: Birth Order and THE BEATLES: GET BACK

My Beatles Era, unfortunately, shows no signs of slowing down – yet. So, before I have squeezed every last bit of enjoyment out of catching up with a nearly 65 year old band, there’s a little more I’d like to … Continue reading

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Get[ting] Back to the Beatles

I have a few other thoughts about The Beatles as an organization, brought up by doing some extra reading about the band (references listed at the end of the post) and spending more time in their musical catalog. While I’ve … Continue reading

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The Beatles as an Organizational Failure

Now that my household has Disney+, I was able to watch the 2021 documentary The Beatles: Get Back, directed by Peter Jackson. I watched over the course of several days and really enjoyed it, although it is a bit of … Continue reading

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Back to Life, Back to Blog

https://www.currentobituary.com/member/obit/247444#tab-obituary I’ve been oddly fortunate to have not experienced much tragedy or death in my life. Some of that is due to just dumb luck, but a lot of it may simply be numbers: I grew up in a pretty … Continue reading

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A Reading List is Not a Syllabus, Part III

See part I and part II. Another text I found to be impactful and which might enhance an anti-racist reading list is Ralph Ellison’s posthumously published short story “Boy on a Train.” It is a somewhat unique story in its … Continue reading

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A Reading List is Not a Syllabus, part II

For the first book post in this series about the anti-racist reading list, I’d like to discuss Harriet Jacobs’ 1861 book Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, which you can find and read for free on the Internet. … Continue reading

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A Reading List is Not a Syllabus

This has been a dreadful week, as protests for justice have faced repeated attacks and brutality from law enforcement across the country. (Note: if you’re reading this and the police who murdered Breonna Taylor have not yet face accountability, click … Continue reading

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SpaceX & the Ghosts of Space Travel’s Past

This week, SpaceX will make history as its first manned flight will launch from Cape Canaveral on Thursday with the intent of delivering 2 astronauts – Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken – to the International Space Station (ISS). The crew … Continue reading

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Samurai, Ronin, Accountant?

I recently watched Kenji Mizoguchi’s film The 47 Ronin, released in two parts in 1941 and 1942, and based on a play cycle written by  Seika Mayama. The film tells the historical tale of 47 (or 46, depending on the … Continue reading

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Using the Sacred to Calm the Profane

This is not going to be a post about COVID-19 and the unprecedented amount of upheaval and death it is causing in the US right now. You have plenty of news and social media sites for that. This is not … Continue reading

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