Author Archives: The Intransigent One

About The Intransigent One

Sometimes I like to post pictures of my cat or my garden or my sewing or other stuff I made or did. Other times I like to rant.

A note to anybody who is reading

Hi, strangers who have suddenly started following me!  I’ve pretty much abandoned this blog; when I feel like writing I contribute something at Dead Wild Roses.

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Singing Classical Music and Being a Hardass Atheist

I am an atheist. The hardass kind. I also love to sing. And a lot of vocal, and especially choral, music is religious in nature.
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Yum! Vegetarian (and easily veganizable) Enchiladas

I was feeling creative the other day and got busy in the kitchen with some flavours I’ve been really enjoying. Continue reading

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Cat Rules

(with gratitude to Suzy Becker’s Dog Rules) The cats are not allowed on the kitchen table. The cats may get up on the kitchen table, but not when we are eating. The cats may get up on the kitchen table … Continue reading

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Current Singing Project: “Complainte de la Seine”

Kurt Weill wrote “Complainte de la Seine” in Paris in 1934, which may have been the darkest time of his life. Just divorced from Lotte Lenya, the love of his life, and driven from Berlin by the Nazis, who hated his politics (actually socialist) as much as his ethnicity (Jewish), he stayed in Paris for a year or so before fleeing Europe entirely.
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Aquarium Maintenance Note

If you’ve already sprayed your living room carpet with sludge once, don’t assume that was all the sludge in the hose. Continue reading

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Natural Remedies from the Grocery Store

Being a curmudgeon, the first thing I wonder when I see a Health Food Store is, where the hell is the food? I haven’t gone into one of these places in years, because the woo-vibrations might interact with my critical … Continue reading

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