Chuck Rasmussen

Sunlight and Stained Glass Windows

Ah, the warmth of sunlight was immediately felt, and seen, walking into this little country church. I had been asked to tune their piano for their upcoming Christmas worship services.  But what I didn’t expect was this beautiful generations-old stained glass nave with works of art windows. I was taken back by the details, the …

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Making a Real Difference: High Line Story

Deepen Your Experience.  That’s what the sign says the app will do for you.  Well, here’s a great experience I’ve had that has in fact, Deepened MY Experience on the planet.  Here’s the story folks: Watching an episode of Growing a Greener World this Autumn, I learned of an elevated rail line, built in 1929. …

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Good Reads: as in author David McCullough

Were you lucky enough to see the 7-part series “John Adams”? Man, that was stellar, huh? The screenplay was derived from the book by the same title by historian David McCullough.  And if you saw or read John Adams, perhaps you are familiar with other works by McCullough: My 2019 reading goal is to complete …

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Bergdorf Goodman Windows

I don’t shop there, but their Holiday Windows never disappoint.  Well, there were those years when it was a constant knock to Charles, Camilla, and  William/Harry. But this year, they nailed it. Bright and gawdy sells. And wow, was this one bright.  What kid wouldn’t devour these goodies? Both above and below? Then there is …

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Bridges, Arches, & Tunnels…

Bridges intrigue me.  They represent compromise, meeting in the middle, moving on beyond the dischord.  Most people – including my family – don’t realize how enamored I am with fine masonry, stone work, fine woodworking, intricate wrought iron work, and perfect brickwork.  And there’s no place better where these come together than in Central Park. …

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Lessons from Eliza, … at Lincoln Center

“I’m Gettin’ Married in the Morning”, the song goes. Eliza Dolittle’s dad is having one last fling before walking down the aisle.  His daughter, however, won’t be there.  She’s wished him luck, and long ago always had shown her concern by always giving him what coin she had available. But no more. Self- respect prevents …

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