Salvador de Bahia, Brazil

Aboriginal performance, Sydney 

Zulu village, South Africa

July 31, 2019

July 3, 2019, Rhodes, Greece — Pat, our unofficial official Yale Alumni Chorus International Concert Tour photographer, just sent me this candid she took during the obligatory Cabaret Night that ends every Yale tour.  I was singing either my Florence Foster Jenkins ren...

July 31, 2019

July 23, 2019, Stowe, VT — I confess, I am a member of the Ukululus: Ukaholics Unanimous, shown here uking it up on the common in the middle of Stowe, Vermont, for about 100 enthusiastic sing-along-ers.

How do Ukululus happen, you ask?  In Summer 2014, our two founding...

July 25, 2019

‘ There are no foreign lands.

It is the traveler only who is foreign. ’

~ Robert Louis Stevenson

on Mikonos

July 25, 2019, Home from Greece Fifty+ years ago I learned a little bit of Greek history in high school and Western Civ in college, where I took a semester of Gre...

July 22, 2019

July 8, 2019, Cape Sounion, Greece — The cruise ship Celestyal Olympia docked at Athens’ port, Piraeus, which had been 85% destroyed when the Allies bombed it by mistake in WW II.  We needed to kill most of the day before our late afternoon flight home, so we clambered...

July 18, 2019

July 18, 2019, Home This past April 15, I had spent the day on an excursion to the Khaya La Bantu Xhosa village in East London, South Africa, hearing a talk about various aspects of the life of the Xhosa tribe, watching the Xhosa women and children dance, and sharing...

July 17, 2019

July 7, 2019, Oia, Santorini, Greece — I’d been warned, don’t go to Oia at sunset. But I didn’t listen. A few other singers took the cable car from the dock up up up to a different village and they were charmed. I took the bus from the dock...

... up up up... ​

​...past...

July 17, 2019

July 7, 2019, Heraklion, Crete, Greece — We’d been told earlier that the Mycenaeans were like Vikings, but the much-earlier Minoans of Crete were peace-loving artists. Cretan ‘history’ dates to 7000 BCE, but stone tools found in the area have been dated back 133,000 ye...

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