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The Force Is Strong in This One

I’ve been sidelined this week by a physical therapy issue, but in the meantime, here is one of the most adorable and powerful kids on the planet. Only wish Carrie Fisher could still be with us to receive the plans directly.



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Briannah Donolo Goes Viral — As We Always Knew She Would

So I came to my blog today to find a lot of views. Was my piece about Amazon negotiations that fascinating?

Nope. (Well okay, it was a bit fascinating, but not that much.) They were searching out young singer Briannah Donolo, a few of whose music videos I’ve put up here, and the group included record company people. What had Briannah done? Sung the hay out of the U.S. and Canadian anthems at a recent Canadiens-Bruins hockey game apparently. (See below.) The performance has gone viral, as in global.

Is my family surprised? Having heard that voice from back when she was a little thing, no. We knew it was only a matter of time. Congrats to Briannah, and for everybody else, enjoy:



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In Memory of Jerry Nelson

Thank you for my childhood, sir. 1, 2, 3….Wa-nah ha ha ha ha!

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More Song Stylings from Briannah Donolo!

A brief cover performance of “If I Ain’t Got You” acapella style from young and talented Briannah Donolo:

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A Game of You

Neil Gaiman delivered the commencement speech at the University of the Arts, something as he said he found a bit flummoxing since he’d never been to college. He gave a lovely speech, and not just for those who want to go into the arts:




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No Really, I am So Lucky Upon This Earth


Oh and buy Harry Turtledove’s books please,  (he’s got like 80 of them, so you’ll have lots to choose from.) Plus, he’s quite good and the master of alternate history.

As for young Alice, she is ailing but still alive and has been steadily raising money for charities from the attention given to her blog:


As for me, when my kid gets home tonight, I’m going to hug her very tightly until she whines.

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Happy New Year — May You Soar This Year

To celebrate the start of the crazy new year that is 2012, here’s a partial demo of a new, original song, Summer’s Rain, by the ridiculously talented Briannah Donolo (auditory only video.) Finish this one and put it on the up-coming album, Briannah!


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