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by Evelyn Laden
Sun Mar 18, 2007 11:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED
Replies: 45
Views: 17037

Why specialize in flight-caused deaths? Morbid as that is, deaths by accident are tragic whatever their cause! Perhaps among the worst such tragedies was the untimely death of Australian pianist Bruce Hungerford. It was caused by a drunken fireman who was driving his large Oldsmobile in the wrong la...
by Evelyn Laden
Sat Mar 03, 2007 5:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Agnes in Tassie-Land
Replies: 18
Views: 5506

Hello Agnes - seems like you just left! I am glad you had such a nice vacation, and that you are back atthe computer. I don't understand, though, why you refer to earlier convicts sent to Tasmania as "unfortunates." Based on your description, I don't think I would feel unfortunate being sent there, ...
by Evelyn Laden
Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Caught another dead KRAKEN!
Replies: 6
Views: 4739

Ralph,

Thanks for the "Kraken" explanation. Ignorance has no boundaries, and had I thought of it, I could have looked it up myself! What an interesting creature. I guess today's cruise ships would intimidate even a kraken-sized monster. EL
by Evelyn Laden
Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Caught another dead KRAKEN!
Replies: 6
Views: 4739

Please explain: What is a "Kraken?" Many thanks, EL
by Evelyn Laden
Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: DISASTERS IN THE KITCHEN
Replies: 52
Views: 21322

This sounds like a soliloquy, with two consecutive posts from me! But I was reminded of a food-related, if not kitchen-related disaster that occurred while I was in Florida, attending several meetings some years ago. Friends had invited me to visit them for a few days after the meetings were over. T...
by Evelyn Laden
Sun Feb 25, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Do you use Dial-Up or Hi-Speed for Internet?
Replies: 20
Views: 9213

Internet access

I happen to know that Werner and Donald Isler use high-speed access, in case they haven't responded. I do as well. EL
by Evelyn Laden
Sun Feb 25, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An appropriate name for this doctor!
Replies: 16
Views: 5239

Just read about a Mr Viola who plays the guitar! Would there be a Mr Guitar who plays the viola?
by Evelyn Laden
Sat Feb 24, 2007 1:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: DISASTERS IN THE KITCHEN
Replies: 52
Views: 21322

On the subject of edible or near-edible animals, I remember that our children each had a hamster, each living in his own cage. They (the hamsters, not the children) were allowed out of their cages for a while each evening to run free in the bathroom, while the kids washed up for the night. They kept...
by Evelyn Laden
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An appropriate name for this doctor!
Replies: 16
Views: 5239

We should not forget the surgeon called Slaughter. In fact, I believe there is more than one.
by Evelyn Laden
Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: DISASTERS IN THE KITCHEN
Replies: 52
Views: 21322

Pizza, thanks for the spaghetti contribution! I will think of it every time I am going to cook spaghetti from now on, and try even harder to make a palatable sauce to get over the memory! Ralph, you were lucky not to be one of the deprived men. Were you part of the proceedings that led to justice be...
by Evelyn Laden
Sat Feb 17, 2007 11:23 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Another Big Apple First!!!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 26832

I haven't been reading CMG for several days, but looked selectively at a number of posts today, including Ralph's post about the latest fashion in condoms, the NYC type. So, seeing that the chief editor of this sophisticated, respectable (as far as I've seen) website declared in public, and in capit...
by Evelyn Laden
Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: DISASTERS IN THE KITCHEN
Replies: 52
Views: 21322

Madame, Roasting a turkey complete wiith giblets is one thing I haven't yet done, but I guess it won't improve the bird. There is a whole genre of turkey stories, such as forgetting to remove the stuffing and discovering it only the day after the feast (me), or a friend who roasted the turkey but fo...
by Evelyn Laden
Sat Feb 17, 2007 11:34 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: DISASTERS IN THE KITCHEN
Replies: 52
Views: 21322

How sad, Agnes! If the maid worked in your household, how come she didn't know your mother's pet from the other animals on the farm. Did she keep her job? Someone once butchered a pig we had petted while it was still unaware of its fate, and brought us pork chops. I gave them away - the mere idea of...
by Evelyn Laden
Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:17 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Another Big Apple First!!!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 26832

That reminds me of another story, which is in my book, published last year. But it (the story, not thebook) might not be approved by CMG supervisors Corlyss and Lance, whose rules concerning condoms I do not know. Are there any? So the story will remain in the book. It concerns legitimate research, ...
by Evelyn Laden
Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: DISASTERS IN THE KITCHEN
Replies: 52
Views: 21322

Great salmon story, Agnes! I could probably do a whole volume just on cooked or uncooked food acquired by the dutiful cook for dinner, only to be eaten by unintended others. Meager substitutes may have to fill hungry stomachs of disappointed family members or guests. Similarly, Teresa, there is prob...
by Evelyn Laden
Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: DISASTERS IN THE KITCHEN
Replies: 52
Views: 21322

I won't be posting tomorrow, as I'll be in New York from early until late in the evening, but "ziplock omelet and Corlyss's turkey/dachshund story can't wait until I get back online. Both are priceless! I'll remember the omelets for the next time I can't be bothered" to "cook" for some people, and w...
by Evelyn Laden
Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: DISASTERS IN THE KITCHEN
Replies: 52
Views: 21322

Ted, that salmon must have been very dizzy doing circular swims until it was cooked. What an ingenious solution to a nonfunctioning oven! And what a clean dinner party! Thanks for this practical idea. Teresa - if your hunch of Ralph's idea is correct, it will be the first romance born of kitchen dis...
by Evelyn Laden
Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: DISASTERS IN THE KITCHEN
Replies: 52
Views: 21322

BWV - I'll never use dishwashing liquid in the dishwasher, thanks for the warning. (My readers will thank you in the future). Living Strad - What happens when you microwave hardboiled eggs - did you mean before or after? I can imagine the result of microwaving silverware: Did you have to replace you...
by Evelyn Laden
Sun Feb 11, 2007 6:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: DISASTERS IN THE KITCHEN
Replies: 52
Views: 21322

DISASTERS IN THE KITCHEN

TO ALL CMGers: KITCHEN MISHAPS and DISASTERS - WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE ONE OR MORE YOU'VE HAD? (posted with Lance's permission) KITCHEN ACCIDENTS HAPPEN! THE UNFORTUNATE COOKS HATE THEM. LATER THEY LAUGH AT THEM. ALL COOKS LOVE TO READ ABOUT THEM, ESPECIALLY IF THEY HAPPENED TO OTHERS! I ALREADY HAV...
by Evelyn Laden
Fri Feb 09, 2007 11:12 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: DARK SIDE OF THE LOON.
Replies: 10
Views: 6079

What psychiatrist has the expertise to diagnose this unusual case, and treat it? If this woman were an ordinary person, it would be called a crime of passion. But passion in space, and diapers space-or earthbound puts a different spin on this case. Diapers and passion just don't mix: The former canc...
by Evelyn Laden
Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:54 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Women and Heart Disease
Replies: 13
Views: 6242

Gee thanks, Corlyss for elevating me to a higher level of fame, all because I'm a member of the Harvard Nurses' Health Study. Of course I had not meant to imply that only emergency rooms look at women's complaints more seriously; it is true of many doctors in private practice as well. That there are...
by Evelyn Laden
Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:45 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Women and Heart Disease
Replies: 13
Views: 6242

The "news" that heart disease in women is often either misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all is no longer news. I can't imagine any up-to-date emergency room where a woman complaining of chest-or other possibly heart attack related symptoms would be told it's stress, nerves, or all in her head, witho...
by Evelyn Laden
Sat Feb 03, 2007 11:43 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Don't Be a Crime Victim in Tampa
Replies: 20
Views: 7835

I've read the awful details, as well as the discussions and learned legal opinions regarding this case. Terrible as it was, at least a relatively quick effort was made by the authorities to improve the procedures that led to this regrettable incident (after lots of public protests). I wonder if preg...
by Evelyn Laden
Sun Jan 28, 2007 8:20 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: 30 years ago today.....
Replies: 8
Views: 5267

Dear Agnes,

Thanks for your complimentary comment, I am happy to reciprocate in kind! Meeting you and your family was one of the happier consequences of that terrible accident. It seems unbelievable that our acquaintance then and friendship since is 30 years old!
by Evelyn Laden
Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:49 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: 30 years ago today.....
Replies: 8
Views: 5267

Concerning the discussion about Bruce Hungerford: He was a close friend not only of Werner and Donald, but of the entire Isler family. His personality, character, and musical achievements have already been adequately described by Werner and Donald, so there is no need for me, a close associate of th...
by Evelyn Laden
Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Bending the Elbow With Your Pooch
Replies: 2
Views: 2925

If an American brewery had produced a dog treat like that, all Europeans would sigh and say "only in America.....," meaning only the crazy Americans would think up anything that outlandish. Once they read an article like this, they can no longer make such claims. At least, the Dutch don't get their ...
by Evelyn Laden
Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: DONALD ISLER: Belated Birthday Greetings!
Replies: 16
Views: 8041

Dear Lance, Werner's "partial responsibility" for producing Donald seems self-evident; only the evil-minded would question it, and I don't suppoe you allow any of those on CMG. But you'll admit that mine was by far the more demanding part in this production. I therefore ask why do you call him "poor...
by Evelyn Laden
Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:09 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: DONALD ISLER: Belated Birthday Greetings!
Replies: 16
Views: 8041

Being stuck in a position I never sought but had to take on that is stressful, consumes virtually all my time, and prevents me from reading and posting on CMG much of the time, it's nice to be given credit where credit is due! As Donald will be the first to admit, his birth is one project that turne...
by Evelyn Laden
Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:03 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Austria, Anyone?
Replies: 16
Views: 2185

Now that John has "blown my cover" (only a few people knew my identity), I'd like to explain that the only reason I've used an earlier pen name is that the CMG system decided to accept no more than two Islers. It did not relent even though Lance made determined efforts to put me on with my "real" na...
by Evelyn Laden
Sun Jan 07, 2007 10:38 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Austria, Anyone?
Replies: 16
Views: 2185

I've been absent from CMG as a reader as well as a poster, due to circumstances largely beyond my control. However, I receive reports from time to time from good friends who are regulars on this website. One of them, Werner Isler, fills me in on interesting reports when we meet from time to time, fo...
by Evelyn Laden
Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:30 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: At Lance's Request: the Medical Chatter Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 2064

Ralph, It's good to know that you're aware of the benefits of rehab. As far as I know, physical and occupational rehab are generally prescribed together, since the one is as necessary as the other is useful, or the other way round. I am not quite sure why you were asked, of all things, to fold towel...
by Evelyn Laden
Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:51 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: At Lance's Request: the Medical Chatter Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 2064

Teresa, I can't wait to hear the story of the dept. chairman and his sexual arousal in response to a patient's condition. Your recollection may re-awaken furthe, similar memories long stashed in the back of my mind! Ralph, with all due respect to your dismissal of the vocational training provided du...
by Evelyn Laden
Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:38 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: At Lance's Request: the Medical Chatter Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 2064

Teresa, your experience in warning your patient that he was about to receive an injection is wonderful! I've had many that were not unlike yours, while going through nursing school, on my way to becoming a writer in the health care field. On one such occasion, I was assigned to work the evening (3PM...
by Evelyn Laden
Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:16 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: On departing Germany, a case study in national character
Replies: 33
Views: 5222

This isn't exactly apropos as dinner conversation, but it's about a very funny event, vaguely related to losses such as those sustained going through customs or security. It was told to me by a close friend, a wonderful orthopedic surgeon: He arrived at the clinic where he worked several days a week...
by Evelyn Laden
Mon Dec 04, 2006 9:24 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: On departing Germany, a case study in national character
Replies: 33
Views: 5222

On a recent flight to England, a security agent checked a 3 oz bottle of cider vinegar which, I told her, I brought along "for medicinal purposes." (Vinegar is useful for lots of things besides salad dressing). I offered to open the little bottle and let her smell it. Not sure whether this was legit...
by Evelyn Laden
Fri Dec 01, 2006 2:56 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Judge gives probation for murder
Replies: 62
Views: 6138

This discussion for some reason has switched from the Australian woman who killed her autistic child to the Schiavo case, which is not comparable to this case in my view. All legal opinions aside, none of us know to what extent that autistic child's behavior or mental capacity was affected. On a pur...
by Evelyn Laden
Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:09 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: November 27: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 1
Views: 603

Thank you, Lance, for including my father, Manfred Nussbaum, in your "Birth and Death" column. He was, indeed, born on November 27, 1883, and spent the early part of his life conducting opera and symphony orchestras in various cities in Germany, Alsace-Lorraine, and Switzerland (Zurich). I still hav...
by Evelyn Laden
Sat Nov 04, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Book: "Mozart's Wife" by Juliet Waldron
Replies: 32
Views: 2887

Regarding the (in my view) misogynist comments by OPUS concerning Constanze Mozart, I would suggest that it's never wise to go on record, even informally, in judgment of a personality one knows as little about as he does (or worse, wants to know). To classify her as "Mozart's woman" is pejorative. A...
by Evelyn Laden
Sun Oct 29, 2006 1:13 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Denazification and Classical Music
Replies: 9
Views: 2396

As an aside to the post-nazi music re-education of the German people, described in the earlier part of this thread, I recall the 1930s and nazi proscriptions regarding performances by Jewish musicians: So-called "cultural" authorities had set up a number of Kulturbund orchestras in various cities, w...
by Evelyn Laden
Sat Oct 21, 2006 12:30 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Winning Documentary.
Replies: 10
Views: 1397

Seeing the difficulties of CMGers who are about, or have had, to move their belongings around the world without either slaves or other readily available assistants, I can report that in contrast, my family suffered no such problems: When my parents, brother, and I moved to the US (fled would be a mo...
by Evelyn Laden
Sun Oct 01, 2006 11:38 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: 9/11 And The Movement To Have A Full Public Enquiry
Replies: 74
Views: 9182

In reading this latest conspiracy theory, I am reminded that during the years I spent as a journalist (primarily in nursing and medicine), conspiracy theories and requests for investigations sometimes crossed our desks. Most were either spurious or the products of idle minds. In any case, they could...
by Evelyn Laden
Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:54 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Ten HUT! Lady On Deck!
Replies: 9
Views: 1473

Again, thank you all for your kind welcomes. I DO intend to contribute, but at the moment my time is simply not my own. I'll let two members of (what Corlyss has aptly named) trifecta sit in for me, which they are good at, until I emerge from the hole that was dug for me (workwise) through no fault ...
by Evelyn Laden
Sun Sep 24, 2006 2:54 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Hello and Thank you!
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Hello and Thank you!

To all of you who have kindly welcomed me to CMG, without receiving any acknowledgement to date, many thanks. I haven't joined before because it seemed to me that with two family members already posting frequently, a third was unnecessary, possibly even undesirable. I believe the system agrees, sinc...