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”

“I know that pain…” An open letter to Simon.

Dear Simon, I read your latest blog and was extrememly moved… You see, I know that pain. My wife and I struggled for years, unsuccessfully trying to have a family. We came to marriage late, so we were already late to parenting. And while all and everyone around us, to us anyway, seemed to beContinue reading ““I know that pain…” An open letter to Simon.”

The lunatic, the lover and the poet…

A Life of Dickens With a Little Shakespeare Slapped on Top “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it wasContinue reading “The lunatic, the lover and the poet…”

Love wins…today…

I’ve seen it said today that while the decision of the Supreme Court is all well and good, there will be blowback and future fights…. Well, there always are.  In 1st Corinthians 15:32 we are reminded of this:  “If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts, what advantage it me, if theContinue reading “Love wins…today…”

I believe in love…

So today is a day dedicated to love which comes in so many flavors. There’s the “leaping flames” love of youth and the “quiet white embers” love of the ages.  There’s the silly precocious love of your teens; the intensely magnetic love of your twenties; the practical and steady love of your thirties; and theContinue reading “I believe in love…”

There is love …

There is love, like, respect and indifference.  These are the ways we are provided to treat our fellow men.  Love is strong, but often destructive.  It is the single-most significant force in all the universe.  It has moved man to great acts of passion that range from the infinitely altruistic and romantic to the darkest recesses ofContinue reading “There is love …”

My Very Own “Bridge At San Luis Rey”

Every now and then I find myself caught up in and  perhaps thinking too long about shortcuts I have taken and mistakes I have made. It is easy when in one of those periodic down-cycles to reflect on what one has done and where one has been.  But, be careful; if you linger in thereContinue reading “My Very Own “Bridge At San Luis Rey””