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Sunday Morning Opera: Va pensiero

March 26, 2017

Anyone who knows anything about opera understands the lore and legend of Va pensiero. We also know that when it was conducted by the great Arturo Toscanini, it is as close to having it conducted by Verdi as we can possibly get today. Toscanini played the piece during Verdi’s massive funeral cortege in 1901 in Milan. Verdi composed the piece not long after his wife and children had died. It …Read the Rest

Lent Thoughts for March 25

Lent Thoughts for March 25
March 25, 2017

FROM GOD CALLING March 25 – Wonders Will Unfold I am with you. Do not fear. Never doubt My Love …Read the Rest

Lent Thoughts for March 24

Lent Thoughts for March 24
March 24, 2017

From God Calling: March 24 – Know Me I am here. Seek not to know the future. Mercifully I veil …Read the Rest

A Lent Study: Polishing Silver

A Lent Study:  Polishing Silver
March 24, 2017

Victorian women, especially here in the United States had a soft spot for sterling flatware. Collectively, they were basically addicted …Read the Rest

Thoughts for Lent

Thoughts for Lent
March 23, 2017

Lent is my favorite part of the Christian year.  I have been known to make a few jokes about what …Read the Rest

The Greatest Thing in the World

The Greatest Thing in the World
March 22, 2017

From The Greatest Thing in the World by Henry Drummond “The Spectrum of Love has nine ingredients:– Patience . . …Read the Rest

My Greatest Team

My Greatest Team
March 21, 2017

One of the best things about both baseball and opera is history.  Fans of both sports, and trust me, opera …Read the Rest

Budget Cuts, NASA, the Arts & Hype

Budget Cuts, NASA, the Arts & Hype
March 20, 2017

I remember well the old NASA funding wars of the 1980s when the Democrats did everything they could not only …Read the Rest

Sunday Morning Opera: Chuck Berry RIP

Sunday Morning Opera:  Chuck Berry RIP
March 19, 2017

No, it isn’t opera, but there are people which transcend any genera of music.  Chuck Berry was one of them.  …Read the Rest

FOR SALE: 2300 Acre Alamo Canyon Ranch

FOR SALE: 2300 Acre Alamo Canyon Ranch
March 18, 2017

Address: E024 Alamo Canyon Road County: Lincoln City: Hondo State:New Mexico GPS:  33.353050, -105.298722 and 33.353109, -105.299084 PRICE DROP: Alamo …Read the Rest

Faith for Lent

Faith for Lent
March 17, 2017

I’ve almost given up Lent for Lent, this year.  I can’t even locate my Bible or Prayer Book!  They’re packed …Read the Rest

Getting Settled

Getting Settled
March 16, 2017

These past few weeks, I’ve downloaded way too many links for articles.  My problem is that I’m so busy I …Read the Rest

The Malignant Narcissism of Trump Haters

The Malignant Narcissism of Trump Haters
March 14, 2017

The other day, an ‘elderly’ white male, southern, told Ashley Judd that he liked Trump.  She became hysterical, going almost …Read the Rest

Life and Certificates

Life and Certificates
March 14, 2017

This afternoon I picked up the mail, opening the envelope containing my mother’s death certificate.  She died on January 2.  …Read the Rest

Why the Babe?

Why the Babe?
March 13, 2017

He was out of shape, overweight, loved food, cigars, good times, little kids, and hitting ’em where they ain’t.  Born …Read the Rest

Sunday Morning Opera: 1001 Traviata Nights

Sunday Morning Opera:  1001 Traviata Nights
March 12, 2017

The other day, the Metropolitan Opera celebrated the 1000th performance of Verdi’s La Traviata.  While it may have been Wyatt …Read the Rest

Trump, Abortion, Choosing Life

Trump, Abortion, Choosing Life
March 11, 2017

The thing I like most about Donald Trump is the fact that he is relevant.  He is informed.  The man …Read the Rest

The Real Feminists

The Real Feminists
March 9, 2017

I was a little young for the first wave of the women’s lib crowd.  I benefited from it, trust me, …Read the Rest

Nasty People

Nasty People
March 9, 2017

I have been dealing with yet another legal situation – this one since last June.  Without going into details, I …Read the Rest

Today Without Women?

Today Without Women?
March 8, 2017

Liberals have done some truly stupid things, lately, but this is truly the most narcissistic and out of touch venture, …Read the Rest

What if IT Is True

What if IT Is True
March 6, 2017

On January 10, 49 BC the Roman Republic was dealt a deathblow.  On that day, he crossed the Rubicon.  The …Read the Rest

Sunday Morning Opera: The Ultimate Baritone Smack-down

Sunday Morning Opera:  The Ultimate Baritone Smack-down
March 5, 2017

I have resisted temptation long enough.  In honor of the 225th or the 56th birthday Gioachino Rossini, I’m just going …Read the Rest

Disappointing People

Disappointing People
March 4, 2017

We all do it.  I know I’m certainly guilty of disappointing people.  I’m especially guilty of it, lately.  Fact is, …Read the Rest

An Infestation of Rats

An Infestation of Rats
March 3, 2017

Last fall, Dumber and Dumbest contractors removed the busted garage door, built a wall, and put up security doors.  During …Read the Rest

People Are Strange

People Are Strange
March 2, 2017

Maybe the title should be Liberals Are Strange.  This current crop is.    I consider Bill Nye, who is a scientific …Read the Rest

My Mother’s Birthday

My Mother’s Birthday
March 1, 2017

We lost my mother on January 2. Today she would have been eighty-seven.  I wish I knew what to do …Read the Rest

The De-clutter Nazis Are At It Again!

The De-clutter Nazis Are At It Again!
February 28, 2017

Once upon a time, while I was in high school, there was a young man who was delving into some …Read the Rest

Herding Cats

Herding Cats
February 27, 2017

By now I should know that the Lord takes care of things. Unfortunately, as usual, I just don’t seem to …Read the Rest

Sunday Morning Opera: William Warfield

Sunday Morning Opera:  William Warfield
February 26, 2017

William Warfield was one of the great operatic basses – period.  He was also married to the legendary Leontyne Price. …Read the Rest

Catching Cats

Catching Cats
February 25, 2017

My work has been hit or miss the past ten days or so.  This is the first time in ten …Read the Rest

Ode to the Chia Pet

Ode to the Chia Pet
February 24, 2017

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to order a two-for one with those television ads?  The latest …Read the Rest


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