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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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Why I Am “Anti-Vaxx”

Why I Am “Anti-Vaxx”
September 23, 2015
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Did you know that only about 10% of allergic and reactions to immunizations are reported?  That is one of the …Read the Rest

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Life in Perspective

Life in Perspective
September 12, 2015
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I had a rant and rave ready for today, but forget that.  My family is reeling from the revelation that …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera

Sunday Morning Opera
August 30, 2015
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Opera freaks are tolerant people.  In order to like opera, you will find that a true opera fanatic likes different …Read the Rest

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Life Goes On…

Life Goes On…
August 29, 2015
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Desmond has a barrow in the market place Molly is the singer in a band Desmond says to Molly, “Girl …Read the Rest

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What Is Faith?

What Is Faith?
August 20, 2015
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Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 I’ve been involved in …Read the Rest

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Friends

Friends
August 7, 2015
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Life is strange.  Some people say it sucks, other say it’s a bitch.  It’s a little of both.  But, there …Read the Rest

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Scum Sucking Realtor Edition

Scum Sucking Realtor Edition
August 6, 2015
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I am so angry with the world of realtors that I don’t quite know what to do or say. I …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: The Eternal Male

Sunday Morning Opera:  The Eternal Male
August 2, 2015
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Late one evening, I was working on a novel, and going back and forth with some guy on Twitter, about …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Prayers for Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Sunday Morning Opera:  Prayers for Dmitri Hvorostovsky
June 28, 2015
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Because of my melanoma, there are three people who did not die of it. Melanoma is a horrible death, the …Read the Rest

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PART I: The New Censorship

PART I:  The New Censorship
June 16, 2015
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UPDATE:  I wrote this on Monday Part I of III: This is what a 6-year-old little girl looks like six …Read the Rest

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Criminalizing We the Never-Marrieds

Criminalizing We the Never-Marrieds
June 12, 2015
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When I began this post, several days ago, I never even though about the fact that it would be scheduled …Read the Rest

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Today Is My Father’s Birthday

Today Is My Father’s Birthday
June 11, 2015
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My father would be 91 today.  He lost his battle with Alzheimer’s on October 18. Every year, on his birthday, …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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Too Much Stuff

Too Much Stuff
May 15, 2015
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I suspect this should be called Confessions of an Almost Hoarder.  I have a very dear friend who is basically …Read the Rest

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Thank You, Dmitri Hvorostovsky for Not Forgetting

Thank You, Dmitri Hvorostovsky for Not Forgetting
May 13, 2015
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I suppose, had not not lost my father in October, the subject of honoring the Greatest Generation would not be …Read the Rest

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My Day, Thus Far or Why I Am Now a Babbling Idiot

My Day, Thus Far or Why I Am Now a Babbling Idiot
May 9, 2015
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It has been brought to my attention, as executor of my father’s estate, that the great stage of SC, in …Read the Rest

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Cleaning Out One’s Life

Cleaning Out One’s Life
May 8, 2015
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I am a pack rat.  I admit I am a pack rat.  I horde books, shoes, handbags, and maybe cats. …Read the Rest

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More on Elder Abuse

More on Elder Abuse
April 22, 2015
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About ten years ago, a wonderful woman I knew, who was quite elderly, but extremely with it, was ill.  Her …Read the Rest

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Doug Hughes, Nut, Criminal or Folk Hero?

Doug Hughes, Nut, Criminal or Folk Hero?
April 18, 2015
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“…”My flight is not a secret. Before I took off, I sent an Email to info(at)barackobama.com. The letter is intended …Read the Rest

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A Note for PNM

A Note for PNM
April 4, 2015
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I kept my thermostat on 65 this March. They are charging me more than they did last March. I no …Read the Rest

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The Irrational War on Sugar

The Irrational War on Sugar
March 29, 2015
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First things first, Alzheimer’s Disease is not ‘rampant’. It is not an epidemic, and most people will not contract it.  …Read the Rest

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Life Goes On

Life Goes On
March 5, 2015
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Yeah, ob-la-di ob-la-da life goes on bra La-la how the life goes on Yeah, ob-la-di ob-la-da life goes on bra …Read the Rest

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Where No One Has Gone Before…

Where No One Has Gone Before…
February 28, 2015
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Space… the final frontier. These are the continuing voyages of the starship Enterprise. Her ongoing mission: to explore strange new …Read the Rest

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Broadband, Baritones, Opera & Living in the Middle of Nowhere, USA

Broadband, Baritones, Opera & Living in the Middle of Nowhere, USA
February 26, 2015
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I still don’t take modern technology for granted.  That, if anything, should date me has having been born way before …Read the Rest

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Never Good Enough

Never Good Enough
February 25, 2015
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I wish this were just about me.  Unfortunately, it isn’t.  If you start looking, I suspect at least 20% of …Read the Rest

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The Great Digital Divide

The Great Digital Divide
February 23, 2015
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Until moving from South Carolina, I always lived in a very rural area.  My complaints were always about not being …Read the Rest

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Valentine’s Day – 1923

Valentine’s Day – 1923
February 14, 2015
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My grandparents were married on Valentine’s Day, in 1921.  My grandfather died in 1991.  My grandmother was buried on what …Read the Rest

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Confessions of a Data Hog

Confessions of a Data Hog
February 12, 2015
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Woe is me.  Once upon a time – last week, I had a working MacBook Pro 17″ with a 700GB …Read the Rest

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The People Who Love Cats

The People Who Love Cats
January 31, 2015
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This will leave you in tears – especially if you are a cat lover. Even Bubbles was fascinated by it, …Read the Rest

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