Author Archives: The Intransigent One
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.
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.
I was feeling creative the other day and got busy in the kitchen with some flavours I’ve been really enjoying. Continue reading
(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
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.
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