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Our Blog: Scherzo

December 26th, 2022

I have a friend

I was reflecting on this truth nugget recently after it became clear that my shoulder had decided to follow Roger Federer into retirement. Rather than announcing this decision at a press conference, the old ball-and-socket decided instead to communicate its intention via spasms of intense, unbearable, agonizing, tortuous, disabling, screaming, chronic pain.

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November 14th, 2022

The case for taking a break

Getting away, with a book, a hobby, a walk around the block, for 15 minutes, or a weekend, or a lengthy vacation, is absolutely vital.

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September 29th, 2022

Just a stage

Otis Twelve has gone through various stages in his life. His latest? As usual it involves a remote control.

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June 15th, 2022

Drawing a Line to Chopin

When KVNO station manager and host of Midday Classics, Sherry Kennedy Brownrigg, asked if I’d be willing to draw a cartoon celebrating the music we play, I instantly knew the direction I’d go. Occasionally, ideas are like that. They practically write (or draw!) themselves. Besides, the topic is one in which I’m very passionate.

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November 17th, 2021

Welcome to Scherzo

Welcome to Scherzo, the new blog from KVNO on-air hosts, featuring a variety of topics on classical music, Omaha arts and culture and life in general.

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November 15th, 2021

The Power of Classical Music

Music’s power is undeniable. It is used to evoke every emotion. It has been used to rally patriotism in times of war, as anthems of change during protests, as lullabies at bedtime, as remembrances at funerals, to calm us in turmoil, as a refuge from the chaos of the world around us. Many of you, like me, have sought out that calm over these past two years of uncertainty, and even at time, fear.

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