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Curtain Calls: Connecting the dots of a masterpiece

The one undeniable truth in Stephen Sondheim’s masterpiece “Sunday in the Park With George” is George Seurat’s masterpiece “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.” All else is fiction and musical invention. Yet the concept is so original and the execution so assured that life-of-the-artist bullet points recede into a biographical vanishing point replaced by a whimsical speculation far more engaging than the facts.

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Saturday 08/30/2014
Literati Public offers hundreds of titles
Updated: August 30, 2014 - 8:05 am

Literati Public is a multi-publisher eBook platform database offering hundreds of titles with several ways to search over 3,000,000 full text entries from encyclopedias and dictionaries.

Thursday 08/28/2014
Curtain Calls: Connecting the dots of a masterpiece
Posted: August 28, 2014

The one undeniable truth in Stephen Sondheim’s masterpiece “Sunday in the Park With George” is George Seurat’s masterpiece “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.” All else is fiction and musical invention. Yet the concept is so original and the execution so assured that life-of-the-artist bullet points recede into a biographical vanishing point replaced by a whimsical speculation far more engaging than the facts.

Monday 08/25/2014
Part of the scrum
Updated: August 25, 2014 - 5:07 am

Culpeper Youth Rugby Football Club players selected to All-Star, state champion teams

Taking a break from pets to talk noise
Updated: August 25, 2014 - 4:54 am

This week I have been getting many more questions than usual.  Unlike most weeks, recent questions are not about veterinary medicine — except as it pertains to barking dogs.  Instead, the questions have been about my recent letter to the editor and radio interview about proposed changes to Culpeper County’s noise ordinance.

Man, I hate funks
Updated: August 25, 2014 - 4:56 am

I'm in one of my funks. It used to happen quite often in college — I'd be in between relationships or in a particularly bad one and I'd just be, well depressed. I never thought anything of it because I was in my early 20s and I just assumed it was growing pains.

May we live quiet and peaceful lives
Updated: August 25, 2014 - 4:52 am

9/11 changed everything—even the prayer of a lowly minister in Stratford, New Jersey.

Monday 08/18/2014
Busy week for Chamber
Updated: August 18, 2014 - 6:35 am

The Culpeper Chamber of Commerce has had a busy week. We have hosted the LEAD Culpeper Session on Economic Development as a part of our leadership development program. We participated in an Amtrak update from the Amtrak Director of Government Affairs for our region. We also collaborated with Culpeper County Public Schools for the 44th Annual (BIE) Business, Industry, & Education Day.

Sunday 08/17/2014
The most courageous of all
Updated: August 18, 2014 - 7:06 am

“I have a friend who just turned 88 and she just shared with me that she's afraid of dying. I sit here years from her experience and try to bring her comfort . . . But what do I know?” (Lyrics from Sara Groves’, “What Do I Know”) A full life, when measured by years, yet a life seemingly at the end of one’s last season here, still gives me cause to pause and acknowledge the courage - of reflection, of the present, and of looking forward.

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