Jonathan Gerber
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Profound Poems

Started this discussion. Last reply by Niles Aug 16, 2012. 1 Reply

In my life, I've met many poems that have left me in wonder, astonished into a musing and thoughtful mood for a moment, a day, or perhaps a week and then stuck with me throughout my life. In times of…Continue

Coping with Sleepless Nights

Started this discussion. Last reply by JonEdanger Aug 14, 2012. 7 Replies

Ever have nights where you can't sleep? For some of us, this is an occasional; for others, it is common. How do you cope with such circumstances?Continue

Falkland Islands: Brits' views?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Euan Milne Dec 11, 2012. 60 Replies

Lately, I've been reading various articles on Argentina and their government's recent attempts to claim the Falkland Islands once again. Being an American who a) was born after the last Falklands…Continue

Childhood dreams

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher Cam Dolph Aug 12, 2012. 23 Replies

As a kid, what were the careers or jobs you dreamed about pursuing when you "grew up?" Did you get that dream job, are you working toward it, or did your goals or interests change? If so, why?Continue

 

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Jonathan Gerber replied to Alex Romo's discussion What's your manly hobby?
"I have many, many different hobbies and interests! My standbys: Playing the piano, listening to music of all sorts, collecting vinyls, reading (I'm a Literature major!), political campaigns, golf, and hiking, especially in Olympic National…"
Jul 10, 2013
Jonathan Gerber replied to Christian's discussion Favorite Manly Poems
"Someday, when I decide to jump into a relationship with a lady, I'm totally pulling out some e.e. cummings! I agree with you; cummings really knew how to tow that fine line when making love poetry where it's earthy and beautiful yet not…"
Jun 28, 2013
Jonathan Gerber replied to Christian's discussion Favorite Manly Poems
"Poe didn't write many poems, but the ones he did write definitely put him in my top favorite poets of all time! As a musician, I relish his sense of rhythm and pulse. He makes fantastic use of repetition to intensify a mood, most usually a…"
Jun 28, 2013
Jonathan Gerber replied to Christian's discussion Favorite Manly Poems
"I, like you, find comfort in the "what if you're wrong?" angle of this poem! One line that always sticks in my head is "In the room the women come and go/ Talking of Michelangelo." It has such a beautiful and…"
Jun 28, 2013
Jonathan Gerber replied to Christian's discussion Favorite Manly Poems
"This is a poem that always sends a chill down my spine and often brings a tear to the eye. It is such a powerful and evocative word picture of the sad yet heroic sacrifice of young soldiers."
Jun 28, 2013
Jonathan Gerber replied to Christian's discussion Favorite Manly Poems
"I heard once that Theodore Roosevelt cherished this poem, stating that he recited it to himself repeatedly from memory to keep his sanity as he wandered lost through a jungle for several hours once. I also always think of Citizen Kane whenever…"
Jun 28, 2013
Jonathan Gerber replied to Christian's discussion Favorite Manly Poems
"One of my favorites is by the highly original e.e. cummings! [i carry your heart with me(i carry it in] BY E. E. CUMMINGS i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)i am never without it(anywhere i go you go,my dear;and whatever is…"
Jun 28, 2013
Jonathan Gerber replied to Griffen's discussion Dating vs. Courtship
"I would agree with others who have posted here that courtship is basically a subculture movement bringing 19th century values into 21st century culture. Personally, while I respect the movement and in many ways a healthy rebuttal to our casual…"
Jun 11, 2013
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For the men who enjoy a little classical in their lives. For discussion, and recommendation of various composers and artists.
May 17, 2013

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Interests
-Books
-Politics
-Music (I'm a pianist)
-Hiking
Books
-The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
-To Kill a Mockingbird
-David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
-Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss
-Much Ado About Nothing by Shakespeare
-Animal Farm by George Orwell
-The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis
-Animal Farm by George Orwell
-Kidnapped and David Balfour by Robert Louis Stevenson
-Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Movies
Fiddler on the Roof
On the Waterfront
My Fair Lady
To Kill a Mockingbird
Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Back to the Future
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Master and Commander
It's a Wonderful Life
Schindler's List
Music
-Tchaikovsky
-Chopin
-Michael Buble
-Frank Sinatra
-Pink Martini
-Sixpence None The Richer
Quote
"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." Voltaire

"A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad." Albert Camus

“People sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” George Orwell

"A room without books is a body without a soul." -Cicero

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”
― C.S. Lewis

"Music to me is like breathing - I don't get tired of breathing, I don't get tired of music." Ray Charles

"My Lord, I should be so sorry if I only entertain them. I wish to make them better." -Handel

"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music." Friedrich Nietzsche

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Bach at Midnight

Posted on August 21, 2012 at 2:12pm 0 Comments

According to legend, a certain insomiatic Count requested that Bach compose some pieces for Goldberg, the Count's keyboardist, "that he (the Count) might be a little cheered up by them in his sleepless nights." After Bach had composed these

 pieces, whenever the Count would encounter some nighttime sleeplessness, he would request that Goldberg be awakened (yes, yes, poor Goldberg probably was more than inconvenienced by this), upon which the…
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The Road Not Taken

Posted on August 9, 2012 at 4:55am 1 Comment

"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;…
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