Author Archives: jvictoria

New Website

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Norman Rockwell’s America

“Commonplaces never become tiresome. It is we who become tired when we cease to be curious and appreciative.”  -Norman Rockwell Over Christmas, I went to see the North Carolina Museum of Art exhibition “American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell” … Continue reading

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A Belated Meditation

When you’re telling the greatest story ever told, there’s a lot of pressure to tell it well.  You must be accurate in your telling, faithful to history, but you must be creative as well, making the story new in some … Continue reading

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Marni Nixon: ‘The Ghostess with the Mostess’

            You’ve probably never seen Marni Nixon’s face, but chances are, you’ve heard her voice.  She provided the vocals for the leading ladies of some of Hollywood’s most renowned musicals—Anna (Deborah Kerr) in The King … Continue reading

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Beauty in Odd Places

This weekend I found beauty in an exploding apple and a walking artichoke petal. Allow me to explain:  This weekend, I went to the MIT Museum for the first time and was pleasantly surprised to find the marriage of science … Continue reading

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Jack Black in Colonial Garb

Does this 1768 portrait of Paul Revere (painted by John Singleton Copley) not look just like Jack Black?               I mean, really–the resemblance is kind of eerie.

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Stranglings, Salvation, and Syrup Tsunamis… All in a Day’s Walk.

Last weekend I went on a tour of Boston led by Kevin Ford, chaplain for the MIT Graduate Christian Fellowship.  I learned a lot of interesting trivia about the city and even saw some new sights.  Here are a few … Continue reading

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