Metropolitan Opera – Norma, 2017

October 8th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

My choir friend Barbara generously offered her extra ticket to me and we went to a fabulous production of Bellini’s Norma (which I had never heard before). If you ever have the opportunity to see sopranos Sondra Radvanosky or Joyce DiDonato, GO. Their singing was stunning. Mind blowing. God it’s great to live in New York. And to have friends!

I wonder, when Sondra was singing pianissimo and I could hear it where I was sitting, was she in reality singing mezzo forte? Which would mean her forte was really forte forte FORTE??

Metropolitan Opera - Norma, 2017

Metropolitan Opera - Norma, 2017

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I’m Coming for You New York City

October 6th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

My plan is to go out and spend the day walking around, taking pictures, something I’ve always loved doing. OR, I’ll curl up on the couch and not move until tomorrow morning, getting up only occasionally to eat and to feed my pack of cats. Who are determined to rip me to shreds. Will I successfully trim their nails today? Stay tuned.

A picture of the moon, taken on the way to choir practice on Tuesday night.

THE MOON IN NEW YORK CITY

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Why I Can’t Have Nice Things: CATS

September 30th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

I got the most beautiful flowers the other day, but I can’t put them out on my desk where I can see them all the time, or on the coffee table, because CATS. I tried putting out flowers a month or so ago and Bodhi and Bali knocked the vase over within seconds, sending me scrambling to save my computer, books and papers. I put these flowers down briefly to see if they would still try to knock them over and yes. They would still try. Jerks.

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My First Cat Picture With My New Camera

September 29th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

I haven’t done anything with the settings yet, this is straight out of the box. I’m in love with my great new camera, and Bali of course, pictured here. Even though today is my day off the cats did not let me sleep a single second longer than I would on a work day. Sob.

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The Cover for Damnation Island, My Next Book

September 24th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

Okay, please overlook the fact that my name was misspelled! I’m sure it has been corrected. I love this cover. Those are the ruins of the Smallpox Hospital on the southern end of what is now called Roosevelt Island (I wrote about the 19th century, when it was called Blackwell’s Island).

Damnation Island

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