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Atlanta

Greetings from Atlanta! I’m here doing the Grandpa-nanny thing with the fabulous Eva while the Shrader family opera singers (Alek and Daniela) appear in the innovative production of Viktor Ullmann’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis with Atlanta Opera. The final dress … Continue reading

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Happy October!

Greetings! Even here in Deep South Georgia, only 15 miles from the Florida line, it ‘s getting chilly! In the interest of time (yours – reading; mine – writing), I’m compartmentalizing this post with various highlights. Please do comment or … Continue reading

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Long Time Coming – BUT – We’re Back!

Good News! The long diatribe about the trials and tribulations of my ongoing life story is over! (Not my life – just the diatribe!) After allowing this site to become dormant for quite a while, I have decided to re-energize … Continue reading

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If We’re Going Out of Business, I Missed the Sale! …

Greetings! I’m amazed to discover that my last post here was October 14! That’s even pre-election! Sheesh! Well, you missed some important events, so I’ll try to provide a “Cliff’s Notes” summary and time travel us all up to the … Continue reading

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South Bend<--->Ann Arbor, who knows …

Greetings! I took a little time off for a quick, but intense trip to South Bend, then Ann Arbor, then South Bend, then Ann Arbor, then Detroit! I was on Eva duty as designated Grandparent as Alek taught opera classes … Continue reading

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What happened next?

Greetings! So, I left you in the Boston airport on April 25 after the successful recording, editing, and mastering sessions of my Really Short Opera –¬†Frogs Always Get You in the End. (Go over to the music/opera page to hear … Continue reading

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Back from a strange and intense Hiatus …

Greetings! It’s been quite a while since I’ve spoken with you. I see the last post is dated April 5 – OMG! I had been relating that marvelous time in Tucson and Phoenix when I was hanging out with my … Continue reading

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Missin’ the Mox …

Greetings all! Coming to the end of my three weeks in Phoenix/Tucson! I’ve been Hanging out in Phoenix and Tucson with Arizona Opera, represented by Cenerentola (Daniela) and Ramiro (Alek), AND my main squeeze – granddaughter, Eva (22 months old)! … Continue reading

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I knew February was short, but … did it happen?

Greetings all! I sit here observing the beautiful rose bush embracing the mailbox in the front yard, and realize that it’s March 7 – egad! We had a great Minneapolis/NYC trip to hear Alek (Soler – Diana’s Garden), Daniela (Dvorak … Continue reading

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Well, that was quite a hiatus … !

Greetings! In case you’ve forgotten, I left you next to the Christmas Tree on December 21! Now it’s January 25, 2017 and much has happened! After Alek, Daniela, and Eva headed for Christmas in Houston, we had a wonderful Yule … Continue reading

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