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Posts on 11/21/19

Gary Moore on "Danny Boy," Irish Pronunciation

(John Eipper, USA, 11/21/19 4:48 am) Gary Moore writes: Many thanks again to Patrick Mears (November 19th) for his thorough overview of Irish traditional music. I had long wondered, when heari ...

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"That Hamilton Woman!" and "Londonderry Air"

(Edward Jajko, USA, 11/21/19 4:10 am) A small footnote to Gary Moore's posting on "Danny Boy/Londonderry Air." I am currently watching the 1941 British movie That Hamilton Woman!, starring Laurence Olivier an ...

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Between Euphemism and Condescension: "Frontier" Markets

(Jordi Molins, Spain, 11/21/19 3:54 am) John Eipper asked: "how long has the term 'Frontier' been used to describe the poorest developing nations? On the one hand it's a polite euphemism instead of 'fourth world' o ...

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Posts on 11/20/19

A WAIS Investment Fund?

(Jordi Molins, Spain, 11/20/19 3:37 am) John Eipper asked on November 17th: "I'm curious if managed funds do worse because of their higher fees, or simply because they're, well, wrong." For sure, one reason for the a ...

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How Should the US Cooperate with Mexico?

(Richard Hancock, USA, 11/20/19 3:02 am) In response to JE's request that I comment on the type of cooperation with Mexico that I would recommend to eliminate the drug wars, my response is as follows: 1. Elect a president who is f ...

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Posts on 11/19/19

Irish Traditional Music: A Primer

(Patrick Mears, Germany, 11/19/19 12:27 pm) Warm and sincere thanks are due to Gary Moore for his recent insights into "Londonderry Air" and his shrewd comparison of that work with "The Impossible Dream" from the Don Qui ...

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Piano Concert in Paris: The Program

(David Pike, France, 11/19/19 6:38 am) Here is the specific program for tomorrow's piano recital at the American Church, Paris. JE comments:  See below.  David Pike is the featured performer after the Intermi ...

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American Church in Paris

(David Duggan, USA, 11/19/19 5:04 am) My cousin, the Rev. Thomas Duggan, was the senior pastor at the American Church in Paris from ~1979-1990, when the organ at that parish was dedicated. WAIS associate Joan Nagelkirk and I visite ...

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Uyghurs and "Re-education" Camps

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 11/19/19 4:17 am) Lately we have had long discussions on the Catalan "nation," but in Western Europe there are many other "prohibited nations." Fortunately not all are so radical as Catalunya. ...

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Dividend Aristocrats and Dividend Kings (from Ric Mauricio)

(John Eipper, USA, 11/19/19 4:04 am) Ric Mauricio writes: I need to make a correction to my post of November 17th. Dividend Aristocrats are companies that have increased their dividends over 25 straight y ...

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