Category Archives: The Beginning

First Opera Experience, 1986

“They did this?!” I remember thinking, overwhelmed by the voices onstage. I sat in a distant seat far from the stream of music, song and action that crossed the stage below me. The darkness of the performance hall held me … Continue reading

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Not Worthy of Your Universe

Researching your own family genealogy is just about the most self absorbed project a person can sign up for. You sit down with yourself and begin to plot out all that you know and inevitably your name rests in the center … Continue reading

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The Beginning

My grandmother’s refrain was she had nothing for me. There was nothing. No papers, no music, no dresses. She knew this because it had all been thrown out of an attic window straight into a garbage bin. One day Auntie … Continue reading

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