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How cool a name is Quaoar?

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I think Quaoar might replace Extopalopaketl as the name I’m going to give to my first-born. Wouldn’t you love to be named after a planetoid? No? Well, it’s better than Dweezil. A new planetoid has been found that’s even further than Quaoar. To paraphrase the report: A frigid, planet-like body about three-quarters the size of […]

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Un Bel Di

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Been listening to Madama Butterfly instead of studying. Butterfly’s Aria, One Fine Day (midi!), always gets to me. Certain versions will bring me to tears. The performance I’m currently listening to isn’t one of those versions, and I yearn for the production I saw a few years ago in Toronto. The staging was magnificent, and […]

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