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The powerful beauty of Liszt

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2006-09-21 23:08

Not long before my mother died (aged only 53), she ordered me a CD of Franz Liszt "The Two Piano Concertos" and "The Piano Sonata" played by Sviatoslav Richter and Kirill Kondrashin with the London Symphony Orchestra (remastered from a 1961 recording).

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Montessori Education

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2006-08-24 06:46

I'll start this thread from Kelly's daughter's photo, as neither Adam nor Peter seems willing. Gentleman, feel free to have it out on this one.

I would be very interested in hearing different people's experiences of Montessori or pseudo-Montessori schools. I think we can all agree that Maria Montessori had a formidable understanding of a child's mind and educational requirements. I personally have not had a good experience within a Montessori based system, but I can see it largely depends upon the sense of life infused in the teacher/directress as to whether the quality of teaching is valuable or not. Perhaps people would care to comment...

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Objectivist Education — by Sharath on Sat, 2006-09-09 03:27
Peikoff - definition of Education — by AdamReed on Wed, 2006-09-06 05:10
Objectivist definition of education — by Sharath on Wed, 2006-09-06 04:16

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A History of Violence

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2006-06-15 00:45

Has anyone else seen this film? It rocks! It stars Viggo Mortensen and is about an ordinary family man whose past descends upon him with a fury. Viggo truly kicks ass and the violence (self defense) is... well, very satisfying. I enjoyed it thoroughly. It also depicts the couples' sexuality in an interesting way. They start out with a coy, kind of self conscious playfulness which turns into something else entirely once the other side of Viggo's character comes out.

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Saw it, I definitly thought — by Landon Erp on Thu, 2006-06-15 22:18
Love this film. A screenplay — by John M Newnham on Thu, 2006-06-15 16:06

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