This cannot be happening.

It’s 11:40 pm on April 15th, and I just looked out the window. It’s snowing! On the plus side, at least this post is not about opera. And God forbid I ever post anything about my actual books. That would be crazy. But, seriously: snow?

Snow on April 15, 2014

Snow on April 15, 2014

It was not a dream.

Snow the morning of April 16, 2014

Snow the morning of April 16, 2014

 

 

Thoughts and Prayers for Author Brandon Hale

My writer friend, Brandon Hale, is in a battle for his life against cancer right now. Due to complications following surgery, he’s in the ICU on a ventilator. Please keep him in your prayers.

If you read sci fi or fantasy, please download his free book (the first in a series) and share this link with others. He’s a full time author living on his book earnings, so this would be a tangible way to help a good man in need. Besides which, I’ve read Brandon’s work. He’s a wonderful writer, so you’re in for a very good read.

Che gelida manina, Met Opera 04/05/2014

Oh, I just love Vittorio Grigolo’s italianate singing and passionate acting! As gorgeous as this sounds, there is nothing like hearing it live. There’s a brilliant resonance in the house that’s just gorgeous. He’s everything a Rodolfo should be.

Soprano debuts in 2 Met Opera roles within day

In this photo provided by the Metropolitan Opera, Vittorio Grigolo portrays Rodolfo with Kristine Opolais as Mimi in the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD broadcast of Puccini’s “La Boheme,” Saturday, April 5, 2014 in New York. Opolais made Metropolitan Opera history Saturday, stepping in for an ailing soprano to make her second company role debut in a span of 24 hours. On Friday night, Opolais sang Cio-Cio-San in Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly.” (AP Photo/Metropolitan Opera, Marty Sohl)

Kristine Opolais, Howard Watkins

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Vittorio Grigolo Warming Up for Today’s Live in HD Matinee

I saw today’s Boheme today at the Met, which I assume this is for. The performance was wonderful, especially considering the fact that we had a surprise Mimi. She did beautifully. Vittorio Grigolo’s singing was gorgeous, and his Rodolfo was so romantic!