20th Century/Modern Classical, film scores, Holidays, movies, music, Oregon, Portland

Festival of Carols

The annual tradition of the Festival of Carols begins tomorrow on Portland's classical station, KQAC. They play the most beautiful Christmas music composed through the ages, so many pieces and arrangements that you've likely never heard. It's four days of non-stop glorious music so if, like me, you've had all  you can stand of "Rockin'… Continue reading Festival of Carols

books, Holidays, movies, Office Life, writing

What Would Dickens Say?

The season of commercial excess is upon us, unfettered, in all it's foul glory. Like a juggernaut, the exhortations to 'Buy! Buy! Buy!' come fast and furious now, and no matter how much we may bemoan the crass commercialization of this season, most of us will dutifully heed the call, in some measure. Stores opened… Continue reading What Would Dickens Say?

Holidays, music, writing

Happy Holidays!

So, the world didn't end. Darn it. I was hoping to call dibs on my neighbor's 1967 Mustang when all the True Believers ™ were swept up in the Rapture, or whatever was supposed to happen. Oh well. In the meantime since we all have to continue to muddle along, I thought I'd say thanks… Continue reading Happy Holidays!

Holidays, writing

Holiday Greetings

To all my friends and blog visitors around the world, wherever you are: down under in Oz, over in the UK, Scandinavia, Germany, the US, or anyplace else, this is for all of you. Please click on the photo below to see a little 'thank you' to everyone who has visited my blog this year.

ghosts, Holidays, horror, writing

An Obol for Charon

(Before anyone freaks out, I'm not planning to stick a gun barrel in my mouth and eat a bullet.) Thanksgiving is officially over. We did the big dinner at my house today due to conflicting work schedules, but at last that little bit of mania is behind me. I find myself wishing that was an… Continue reading An Obol for Charon