‘Til we meet again.

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There aren't very many hymns that literally move me to tears - but "God be with you 'til we meet again" is one such hymn for me - and it always gets me crying.  Every. Single Time.  Interestingly enough, it's not a hymn I ever sang in my childhood because it wasn't in any of

Alone at the Opera

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  I must tell you about the amazing night I just spent at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, enjoying an incandescent performance of Verdi’s Il Trovatore, one of the most beloved works in the repertoire.   True, it’s a somewhat ridiculous plot, and there are more than a couple of moments which inspire eye rolls if

Engagement “Ring”

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Here are a few highlights from this weekend,  which by my quick calculations had about two weeks worth of excitement packed into it. Friday, October 8th. . .  I spent two happy hours on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, teaching my opera class to A.L.L.  -  Adventures in Lifelong Learning. The task at