Fly The Friendly Skies…

So, I’m driving home just now, listening to George Winston’s Autumn album and thinking about Friday and my weekend… Then I noticed this sky… and suddenly, I am transported back to my “Frequent Flyer,” “Road Warrior” days and those uncountable Friday afternoon/evenings… The days when I was likely riding one of these contrails. You wouldContinue reading “Fly The Friendly Skies…”

“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””

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…”