Here's the deal - 2014 sucked for lots of us. Sure, there were some happy moments, some inspiring moments, some moments of sheer brilliance. But there were also many sad moments, heartbreaking moments, frustrating moments, terrifying moments, some moments that made you so angry you wanted to pound your fist through a wall. Collectively, 2014 was a troubled… Continue reading Kicking 2014 to the Curb #SomeYearsSuck #HelloFuture
From looking at Twitter, Facebook and the blogosphere, apparently we're all contractually obliged to make top 10 lists at the end of the year. You know, a "top 10 moments of 2014" sort of deal. I never realized this before, so now I owe 35 years of top 10 lists. That's 350 top things that… Continue reading I forgot to do an annual ‘top 10’ list for 35 consecutive years. So, here they are.
"Clean your room, Baby Jesus is coming." These words were uttered by my mother every year before Christmas. And every year I'd begrudgingly tidy up, but somewhere in the back of my CCD-educated mind, a little voice was screaming back "This is not a Commandment and Jesus never gave a sermon about cleaning under your bed!"… Continue reading Christmas Cleaning
Almost exactly one year ago I posted this to my Facebook account. Since it pertains to Christmas and brings me happy memories, I've decided to dust it off, edit it a bit, and post here - now with photos! Vagabond John came back into my life ever so briefly last year. Some years ago now… Continue reading Christmas Miracle
You would think that with all the years of Christmas pageants and choral performances, plus all the Christmas masses, holiday ensemble gigs and years of opera training culminating in endless Christmas-themed recitals, that I am something of an expert on the subject of Christmas music. And you would be correct. You are very astute! Being… Continue reading Christmas Music