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?”

No More Labels

There are three groups (at least) that really should be identified when considering the whole misogyny, predatory, superior male behavior confluence… There are those who have rarely, if ever, behaved inappropriately. Perhaps rare, but nonetheless, they exist and we dare not mistakenly lump them into the broader pool of our collective anger. The second groupContinue reading “No More Labels”

What you value, you measure

As a 2009 Cato Institute report put it, “Although Afghanistan has endured successive waves of Persian, Greek, Arab, Turk, Mongol, British, and Soviet invaders, no occupying power has ever successfully conquered it.”  That is why it is called The Graveyard of Empires. It’s worth noting how much the longest U.S. war in the country’s historyContinue reading “What you value, you measure”

The Graveyard of Empires…

Folks, Afghanistan is called the “Graveyard of Empires” for a reason… Because of its very strategic location in Central Asia, many of the world’s greatest empires have tried but failed to capture it. Alexander the Great spent nearly 3 years trying to subdue it only to withdraw. The losses incurred and resistance faced are commonlyContinue reading “The Graveyard of Empires…”

“Every man’s death diminishes me.”

The use of chemical weapons on a trapped and vulnerable civilian population is beyond atrocity and most certainly a crime against humanity, but consider this… While the Health Department in Idlib Province where the recent Serin gas attacks took place reports 69 people died in this attack, the Syrian Network For Human Rights (SNHR) reportsContinue reading ““Every man’s death diminishes me.””

“Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” 

Unless your folk were there to greet the Mayflower we all came from somewhere else. Even still you can say that this nation was settled in no small part as a result of an outflow born of religious persecution in Europe for certain religious groups. Even still, The Bible speaks on the topic of immigrationContinue reading ““Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” “