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On Stage

15/04

I will play the compliant support role until the shift ends and I finally breathe the outside air and drink the cold beer

A Taste of Things to Come

18/03

It is a small act of rebellion against the ways food is produced and consumed, ways that are increasingly alarming and unethical, out of season and out of kilter and out of touch with nature. 

La Serenissima II: Il Mio Febbraio Wagneriano

04/03

Like every serious Wagnerite in Europe, my companion and I were there. Did we qualify? Perhaps not, if you compared us to the cultists thronging San Marco in lamb chop berets, opera capes, and 16-foot

Death and Venice

18/02

Poems, usually about only being in the next room, music and an upbeat exit, wicker casket creaking slightly, to something entirely inappropriate by Celine Dion or Ol’ Blue Eyes, followed by

Quick Bites

Can It!

20/07

Most of the processes of preservation, learned by trial and error, have been handed down through the ages: the necessity of guarding against want by stocking surplus food is almost as old as human…

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