Work in Progress

A batch of sunflowers volunteered in the flowerpot by our front door, and I feel very much like this bloom. I’m not yet fully formed, but I’m on my way. It’s been a meandering journey…

College School Supplies Haul!

The cool people who make college student life vlogs always do these big “school supplies haul” videos showing all the stuff they got for going back to school. I’ve watched a bunch over the years and…

Falstaff and the Making of an Opera Fan

In the bright and fearless days before COVID-19 shut everything down, I considered watching my first real opera. I thought I’d first try one of Verdi’s operas based on a Shakespeare play, Macbeth or Otello…

Life in the Time of Coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has a lot of life on hold right now. Schools, classes, and programs are closed, as are parks, beaches, trails, and many businesses. Yet, despite the coronavirus shutdown, life goes on. Like everyone…

“God of Carnage” at Lamplighters

We thoroughly enjoyed God of Carnage at Lamplighters Community Theatre in La Mesa. This is becoming our home theatre because it’s so close, and runs a regular season of excellent plays and musicals. God of…