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I'll have what I'm having

(a middle-aged lady navigates the end of the world)

About Me
 Absent-minded professor, avocational musician, inveterate reader, would-be traveler, ecumenical Christian, liberal Democrat, erstwhile DJ, Sherlockian, Grandma.

 General: music, piano, singing, philosophy, theology, reading, mysteries, Sherlock Holmes, film, radio, Scotland, Italy, baseball, cricket, food & wine
 Musical: classical, choral, opera, Great American Songbook, Hot Club jazz, Mozart, Verdi, Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Bryn Terfel, Alan Menken, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Randy Newman, Harry Nilsson, Max Raabe & the Palast Orchester
 Literary: Don Camillo, Sherlock Holmes, P.G. Wodehouse, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, Anita Brookner, Dorothy L. Sayers, Ngaio Marsh, Josephine Tey, Terry Pratchett, some Heinlein, A Canticle for Leibowitz
 Cinematic: Cinema Paradiso, Jean de Florette, The Artist, Casablanca, Roman Holiday, The Thin Man, My Man Godfrey, Notorious, Shall We Dance?, Topsy-Turvy, Kurosawa, Pixar
 Small-screen: The Good Place, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Simpsons, Colbert, John Oliver, Seth Meyers, The West Wing, Star Trek (all), Doctor Who (old school), Jeeves and Wooster
 "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" (Mark 8:36)
 "There’s not much we can do except to be, and in being, become aware." (Richard Hunt)
 "Only connect." (E.M. Forster)
 "It's not the honors and the prizes and the fancy outsides of life which ultimately nourish our souls. It's the knowing that we can be trusted, that we never have to fear the truth, that the bedrock of our very being is good stuff." (Fred Rogers)
 "There will come a time when you believe everything is finished; that will be the beginning." (Louis L'Amour)
 "When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." (Sherlock Holmes)
 "Poetry and Hums aren't things which you get, they're things which get you. And all you can do is go where they can find you." (Winnie the Pooh)
 "If only we could cultivate the spirit of cricket in all our dealings, one with the other. It is not far from the spirit of Christ." (Dr. Stuart Barton Babbage, Dean of St Paul's Cathedral Melbourne, in a sermon given during the 5th test of 1960-61)
 "[A]ll of life, as we know it, moves in little, unavailing circles. More justly than to anything else, it can be likened to the game of baseball. Crack! we hit the ball, and away we go. If we earn a run (in life we call it success) we get back to the home plate and sit upon a bench. If we are thrown out, we walk back to the home plate -- and sit upon a bench." (O. Henry, "Sociology In Serge And Straw")
 "Begin anywhere." (John Cage)