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Sunday Morning Opera: Shakespeare in Opera

Sunday Morning Opera:  Shakespeare in Opera
April 24, 2016
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William Shakespeare died 400 years ago, yesterday. In many ways Shakespeare and opera is a match made in heaven.  The …Read the Rest

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Liberals Can Be So Ignorant… How Ignorant Are They?

Liberals Can Be So Ignorant… How Ignorant Are They?
March 15, 2016
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I was rather interested in an article about something Barack Obama said in 2008.    Obama was quoting the 1987 movie, …Read the Rest

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Religious Context

Religious Context
February 27, 2016
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The following fresco is being cleaned and restored, in Rome.  It is, thus far, one of the earliest known representations …Read the Rest

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Excusing the Barbarians

Excusing the Barbarians
January 16, 2016
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NOTE:  I consider myself to be a fairly well educated expert on the history of fashion in the Western world.  …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Celebrating the Greatest – Ever

Sunday Morning Opera: Celebrating the Greatest – Ever
January 10, 2016
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Beginning at midnight on January 10, I’ll be tweeting 24 hours of music honoring the greatest baritone there ever was. …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: It’s My Birthday (and I’ll cry if I want too)

Sunday Morning Opera:  It’s My Birthday (and I’ll cry if I want too)
November 29, 2015
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My birthday is Wednesday, I think. For years, my birthday gift from my parents was the Metropolitan Opera & Sherrill …Read the Rest

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St. Crispin’s Day

St. Crispin’s Day
October 25, 2015
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If we follow the letter of the speech, then I must honor St. Crispin’s Day.  One of my Clements ancestors …Read the Rest

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Christ Was Black, or a Palestinian & Other Revisionist Lies

Christ Was Black, or a Palestinian & Other Revisionist Lies
October 12, 2015
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I consider myself a historian.  As such, perhaps the entities I loath the most are revisionists.  I detest people who …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Baritone Perfection

Sunday Morning Opera: Baritone Perfection
September 27, 2015
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(Source) Last night, Peter Gelb missed a great opportunity to rake in extra bucks by not grasping the fact that, …Read the Rest

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How The Metropolitan Opera Blew It

How The Metropolitan Opera Blew It
September 24, 2015
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Ten years after the Emancipation Proclamation, the first opera company in Washington, DC was founded, in 1873 by former slaves.  …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: My Favorite Opera

Sunday Morning Opera:  My Favorite Opera
September 20, 2015
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People who insanely love opera are well…insane.  We are an irrational lot, surpassed only by baseball fans.  When the two …Read the Rest

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Oliver Cromwell Is Dead

Oliver Cromwell Is Dead
July 29, 2015
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Oliver Cromwell is buried and dead He hi, buried and dead They planted an apple tree over his head He …Read the Rest

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White Women and the Ten Dollar Bill

White Women and the Ten Dollar Bill
June 27, 2015
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Friday morning I Tweeted that when the announcement was made about putting a woman on our currency, the answer was …Read the Rest

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June 18, 1815: The Day the World Changed

June 18, 1815:  The Day the World Changed
June 18, 2015
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“…”In the course of the evening the duke asked my father for a map of the country and went into …Read the Rest

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Kilts, Kids, Godly Rules & Christian Stupidity

Kilts, Kids, Godly Rules & Christian Stupidity
May 21, 2015
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In Johnston County, North Carolina, 16-year-0ld David Leix was not allowed admission into his homeschooling ‘Praise’ Prom by the godly …Read the Rest

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Are Good Manners Racist?

Are Good Manners Racist?
May 12, 2015
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I’ll probably be accused of racism for what I’m about to say.  Accusations of racism are now so common, it’s …Read the Rest

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PART II: Why Biblical Context Matters

PART II:  Why Biblical Context Matters
April 16, 2015
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This is what we have to work with. Note that I am only using ‘classical’ Western Civilization and leaving out …Read the Rest

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PART I: Why Biblical Context Matters

PART I:  Why Biblical Context Matters
April 15, 2015
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People much wiser than am I have said that you can use the Bible to prove anything.  You can use …Read the Rest

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My Favorite Verdi Opera

My Favorite Verdi Opera
April 12, 2015
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I have a second cousin who is as big an opera freak as I am.  Several weeks ago I discovered …Read the Rest

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Our Zero Tolerance, No Exceptions, & Politically Correct Pedophiles

Our Zero Tolerance, No Exceptions, & Politically Correct Pedophiles
March 27, 2015
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To put things into perspective, the BBC allowed a pedophile to operate within its empire for years, then tried to …Read the Rest

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The Need to Strip Elizabeth I of Her Gender

The Need to Strip Elizabeth I of Her Gender
January 18, 2015
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I am fascinated by the history of fashion.  What people wear and wore is more than couture, it is about …Read the Rest

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Happy Birthday to the Greatest of Them All

Happy Birthday to the Greatest of Them All
January 10, 2015
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Opera and baseball go together.  Don’t ask me why, there is no rational explanation.  Then again, that’s what both of …Read the Rest

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Cheesy Christmas Movies

Cheesy Christmas Movies
December 21, 2014
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During the month I basically stayed with my mother, with only 2 days of relief, she spent much of the …Read the Rest

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Wyatt Earp’s Favorite Opera

Wyatt Earp’s Favorite Opera
September 13, 2014
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Opera done well, is opera properly staged and costumed.  September brings opera.  In Paris, our favorite Barihunk, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, is …Read the Rest

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Ignorant Atheists & Ignorant Christians – Who Needs ‘Em?

Ignorant Atheists & Ignorant Christians – Who Needs ‘Em?
September 5, 2014
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An interesting piece, debunking the historical existence of Jesus of Nazareth is making the rounds, to be embraced by atheists.  …Read the Rest

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PART XIII-A: Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Patriarchy

PART XIII-A:  Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Patriarchy
June 26, 2014
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What if the person who helped for the Church in Rome (yea, THAT church) was a woman? Her name was …Read the Rest

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Attitude Adjustment Time

Attitude Adjustment Time
June 25, 2014
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I am having a miserable time with my ISP.  Everything is taking twice as long as it should.  It’s well …Read the Rest

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PART X-I: Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Modesty & Lust

PART X-I: Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Modesty & Lust
June 19, 2014
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This is (I promise) the last of the series on modesty, cowboys, and clothing. I was only planning one part …Read the Rest

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PART X-H: Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Modesty & Lust

PART X-H: Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Modesty & Lust
June 18, 2014
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It isn’t very often that I get to use my favorite things in a blog – the Wild West & …Read the Rest

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PART X-G: Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Modesty & Lust

PART X-G: Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Modesty & Lust
June 17, 2014
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This is the response to the comment I submitted, dealing with the article about censoring cowboy culture.  Stephanus Blignaut is …Read the Rest

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