Chamber Choir: WOW!

December 10, 2014

Here’s something for your Christmas delectation: These exquisite performances are by the All Saints’ Episcopal Church Chamber Choir. Our choir director, Scott Youngs, recently posted them on YouTube. All Saints has three choirs, in addition to a choristers’ program for young singers: a chamber choir consisting of professional singers, a women’s chant choir, and the […]

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They were the best of students, they were the worst of students…

December 9, 2014

Ohhhhhh moannnnnnn The Eng. 102s’ final, endless research paper is in. We have four days in which to grade the monsters, and then I have to post grades on the district’s system. Meanwhile, another set of papers from the wannabe magazine writers is pending — a “brite,” the shortest of short-form journalism. The magawriters’ efforts […]

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Like a Rocket….

December 8, 2014

About to fly out the door: tons of work to do, interrupted by a couple of nuisance errands that can’t be put off to another day. But assuming you’d like to be entertained today, 101 Centavos kindly retweeted this rant I published at Writers Plain & Simple about the University of Virginia fiasco. Drop by […]

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wooHOO! What a Relief. {And an unexpected hoot!}

December 4, 2014

Hoot first: I come flying in the door from the doctor, who has spent a half hour or forty minutes talking about the bilateral mastectomy slated for January 6. Grab the mail out of the mailbox, and what do I find? Yes! A jury summons! For…when else? January 6. I’ll have to call tomorrow to […]

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Here we go again…

December 4, 2014

Or so I expect. Today is the day. In an hour or so, I have to drive (eternally!) to the east side of Scottsdale (again!) for another chat with WonderSurgeon. She’ll have the results of the scary MRI exams of both boobs. Every time I’m subjected to some new procedure by these doctors, the results […]

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Dollar$ and ¢ents, 2014

December 3, 2014

So the year has come around the curve and is streaking toward the finish line. Time to take stock of the money predicament. Turns out it’s not such a predic’ as expected. Really, I expected 2014 to end in Flaming Financial Disaster, what with the car bills and the dog bills and the house bills […]

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