Ava Gardner and Annette Warren Singing “Bill” from Showboat

In the 1951 production of Jerome Kern’s “Showboat” Ava Gardner’s voice is dubbed over by Annette Warren during her performance of “Bill”.     Here for comparison are both renditions: Annette Warren: Ava Gardner: From “Ava: My Story” “Now, I can sing. I do not expect to be taken for Maria Callas, Ella Fitzgerald, or […]

Darwin’s Evolution in the Bible

  “And therefore the monkey looks like man, and is an example of a generation of men which were created and made but were only wooden figures.”                                                                                                    — Popol Vuh  If you started reading this hoping for chapter and verse quotations such as Genesis 10:20 “And the Lord made dinosaurs” followed by Genesis […]

Jordan Peterson on Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: A Lesson in Personal Responsibility

With the recent passing of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn I was reminded of a lecture by psychology professor Jordan Peterson of the University of Toronto.  This lecture expounded the virtue of taking personal responsibility in dealing with our fears.  Peterson used a children’s book “There No Such Things As A Dragon” and the moral lessons therein to reveal […]