Drama of love and war in my own backyard

Ask anyone who knows me where my favorite place is, and the answer would be my backyard. There’s a whole world of wonder there, an ongoing drama of war, love (of sorts), and joy. War, you may ask? In a back yard? Yep. Continue reading “Drama of love and war in my own backyard”

Why do national dinosaur media handle the CPC with kid gloves?

Will indie media be our saving grace?

We were talking about many news outlets’ fondness for the CPC, the way they handle it with kid gloves,  when my friend asked me what news I “watch”.

My answer was easy.

“Little to none.” Continue reading “Why do national dinosaur media handle the CPC with kid gloves?”

Florida high school students deal with luck of the Irish and COVID-19 on international trip

How many times have I heard my family use the timeworn phrase, “Luck of the Irish” when something goes wrong? About as many times as I’ve heard it when something goes right. In early March, Florida students from The Providence School in Jacksonville, Florida confronted that kind of luck.

Music director Jennifer Hudson suddenly had a major problem, and she and her students were thousands of miles from home in Dublin, Ireland just as the world began to confront a pandemic. Continue reading “Florida high school students deal with luck of the Irish and COVID-19 on international trip”

Troupers keep virtual music and comedy lively as communities ease restrictions

Communities across the US are slowly easing restrictions put in place as the COVID-19 outbreak gained momentum. Throughout this whole ordeal, working musicians slammed by entertainment venue shutdowns have kept on keeping on. Shows are coming up that interest me, and I thought I’d share info on these troupers keeping the music lively. Continue reading “Troupers keep virtual music and comedy lively as communities ease restrictions”

Larson’s ‘The Splendid and the Vile’ gives a new look at one man for and against the world

As Americans deal with the Coronavirus pandemic, stories about the hardships of quarantining abound. To quote a famous line spoken by Ygritte in the TV series Game of Thrones, “You know nothing, Jon Snow.” That was the first thing I thought when I finished Larson’s book about one momentous year in the complex life and career of Winston Churchill. Continue reading “Larson’s ‘The Splendid and the Vile’ gives a new look at one man for and against the world”