“Shuffle Off This Mortal Coil”

This summer… heck much of this year, has been a surreal journey into a new phase of life for me… It’s called end of life. Up till now, “Vigil” has just been a name for the night before Easter. That’s sardonic Catholic humor… Much of this summer has been a summer of vigil, both metaphoricallyContinue reading ““Shuffle Off This Mortal Coil””

Goodbye Brother Bill…

In ancient Egypt they believed at the transition from this world to the next, you were asked two questions that determined whether or not you might continue your journey. The first was “Did you bring joy?” The second was “Did you find joy?” If you’ve watched the various feeds of my brothers, sisters and familyContinue reading “Goodbye Brother Bill…”

A Little Light Goes A Long Way

My view from the pew: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Eleanor Roosevelt said ” “It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.” A few years ago when the kids wereContinue reading “A Little Light Goes A Long Way”

What? Another Powerful Man Accused of Sexual Harassment?

Wow… “I’m shocked!” Really? Are any of my Opera, Opera Theatre, Musical Theatre or Theatre friends surprised and shocked by this? So, Plácido Domingo, certainly one of the single greatest and most powerful stars in opera, accused of decades of sexual harassment… I mean really? Now don’t get me wrong… I am in no wayContinue reading “What? Another Powerful Man Accused of Sexual Harassment?”

A midsummer night’s dream…

Most midsummer night’s evening I sit quietly with an adult beverage watching each moment of light fade to dark and think of my brother, Tony Fabio with whom I spent so many such nights as a younger man. We’d watch and drink and laugh till the last light of the longest day was faded onContinue reading “A midsummer night’s dream…”

Est Unitatis Fortitudinem!

“These are the times that try men’s souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman…” ~ Thomas Paine Sister, brothers, friends, fellow progressives and conservatives alike…fellow Americans… Putin doesContinue reading “Est Unitatis Fortitudinem!”