Tag Archive | Travel

Go Purple!! #PaintItPurple

Around the world March 8th was International Women’s Day.  In the United States the whole month is Women’s History Month!! As the International Women’s Day website explains: “From 1908, the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) in Great Britain adopted the color scheme of purple, white and green to symbolize the plight of the Suffragettes. […]

St Gallen, Switzerland: Abbey of St Gallen Cathedral and Library

The monastery of St. Gallen was the heart city by the same name in the valley near Lake Constance. As the story goes, in the year 612, an Irish monk name Gallus, stumbled and fell at the edge of the Steinach River. He saw a bear eyeing him, hungrily. He offered the bear some of […]

The Beautiful world of Teufen, Switzerland

Teufen is a municipality in the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden in Switzerland. Teufen was first mentioned in 1272. By 1300 the place consisted of only five farms. In 1525 the assembly ruled that each parish could decide whether or not to remain Catholic. This led to the division of Appenzell in 1597. In 1841 Teufen offered their new school building as a present to attract the […]

Vienna, Austria

Nothing puts you in the mood for the coming Holiday season like the beautiful Christkindlmarkts in Vienna.  It is so amazing to be wandering the local streets in the cold, with a warm mug of Glühwein, as you look at all the beautiful homemade or handmade gifts.

Europe Again!!

An eventful first week. It’s been just over a week, and so much has happened already! The weather has been quite nice in Switzerland, and I have had plenty of time to get out and enjoy. I have met some of the local musical community by attending a couple of rehearsals of the St. Gallen Choir. […]

Opera Matters = The Arts DO Matter to our Humanity!

Opera Matters = The Arts DO Matter to our Humanity!

Hello Everyone, As someone who worked for San Diego Opera and lived in San Diego for 5 years, I am San Diego Opera.  I can’t be there to help campaign to SAVE my beloved company, but I can implore you to help.  I love the community, the city, its people and its Opera.  Please sign […]

Please Sign the Petition to SAVE San Diego Opera Today!

As you may know, the board of San Diego Opera recently voted to close the company at the end of this season.  This is despite the fact that the company is in the black financially.  This closure makes no sense.  The company is not out of money and is certainly not in danger of bankruptcy, […]