Archive for December, 2013

The Mrs. Astor Married in Grace Church

Monday, December 30th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

I spent some time researching the early congregants of Grace Church in New York City (where my choir, the Choral Society of Grace Church, sings) looking for good stories. Some of the pews in the church have plaques with ...

I Want to Visit This Haunted House

Sunday, December 29th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

In the description the owner describes it as "slightly haunted." What he writes is hysterical: "Nothing serious ... The sounds of phantom footsteps. A strange knocking sound followed by a very quiet (hardly noticeable, even) scream at 3:13am, maybe once ...

Home Sick as a Dog, Curled up With Cats

Friday, December 27th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

And a wonderful guilty-pleasure book I got for Christmas. The only thing that would make it more perfect was if I had grilled cheese and fries in the house. I'm going back to the couch so in the ...

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

I just watched this brief video of a discussion between composer Nico Muhly and Ira Glass at the New York Public Library. Muhly is talking about his issue with traditional Christmas music and a piece he wrote to counter ...

Finding My Favorite Christmas Shows

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

I looked for listings for all my favorite Christmas shows, and unfortunately, most of them are not airing. I could see a lot of them on Hulu or YouTube for $$$, but somehow that takes the fun out of ...