So, to all of you still hating the Patriots, especially Roger Goodell…

you are still wrong. Oh, so very wrong.

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You should go to this – it’s on our calendars

I received this at work and sent it to Geoff and we both agreed that we’re going to go.  This is important and discussions like these need to happen with sympathetic audiences like you find here in MA and elsewhere.  If you’re in the neighborhood, won’t you join us?  It’s FREE and open to the public.

Reflections on Gender: A Panel Discussion of Transgender History

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Shop Local- your holiday shopping calendar

As much as I try to pretend otherwise, it is November.  And while this does mean that there is a lot of really good music happening this month, it also means that it’s time for Holiday Craft Show Season to really get underway.  My schedule is packed with great shows.  If you need gifts for people who are interesting, quirky, hard to shop for, or just want something one of a kind, look no further.

Seriously, click on that link below.  It’s right down there.

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Dear, Death;

Please go on a vacation.

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I think a few Commandments got broken here…

Well, well, well.

It appears that the Greens, the “Christian” family that owns Hobby Lobby, the same lovely people who think that there are one set of laws for them and another for everyone else when it comes to employee healthcare, may have gotten themselves in some hot water with the Federal government.

You see, with their billions of dollars, they have been building quite a collection of historical artifacts associated with the Bible: some 40,000 items, including the second-largest collection of Dead Sea Scrolls, all of which are unpublished (can’t have any more of those “funny” Gospels floating around now, can we?) And a huge number of Jewish scrolls, including many that survived the Nazis and the Inquisition.

It turns out that some of the items in their collection may have been acquired under, shall we say, murky circumstances.

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Um, apparently this is actually happening

I’m still not entirely clear on how this happened.  But apparently it did.  OK, technically it hasn’t happened yet, but it’s going to happen because it’s in calendars and there’s advertising.  And I’m going to be rehearsing.  Perhaps I should explain.

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October and November concerts for you!

There has been a lot going on in the last few weeks.  I’m still sorting through the luggage, photos, and general wreckage of running around like a decapitated chicken.  But!  I have concert news for you that involves me, friends, coworkers, and perfect strangers that I feel the need to bring you.  So, I’m setting aside the work that needs to be done to share the details with you.  Please make sure to see at least some of these, they’re going to be great!

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“Sir Ernie of Fall River”, or how a Portuguese MIT professor helped bring about the Iran deal

There are so few Americans of Portuguese descent that are seen on the national stage, much less the international stage, and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz has managed to do both.  He is one of the few people in politics and policy circles that I would totally go all fanboy over if I ever had the chance to meet him.

Why? you might ask.  After all, this guy is probably more famous for his hair in American culture than for anything else about him.

Well, let me tell you a bit about him.

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Cappella Clausura & Back Bay Night Out – 9/10/15 – 5:00pm-8:00pm

Come join Cappella Clausura and Emmanuel Church and we participate in the 3rd annual Back Bay Night Out.  Retail stores, restaurants, and all sorts of other organizations will be participating in an event that will stretch from the Public Garden, down Newbury St. and throughout Copley Square and the Prudential Center.

Stores are offering everything from discounted shopping to free beauty consultations, gifts with purchase, and more.  Check out the schedule of events for the Prudential Center here.  The Back Bay Association lists some of the other participating retailers here.

With the warm weather it’s the last gasp of summer so don’t miss your chance for some amazing fun!


P.S.  And if you like keeping your dollars local, there’s still time to advertise with Cappella Clausura for the upcoming season.  Click here to check it out!

Two judges cause much celebration

I haven’t been able to do a lot of writing here on the blog lately.  It’s been a combination of having a very full schedule and not sleeping well.  I am working on trying to fix the part about not sleeping well.  The full schedule will start easing off a bit after October 10th.   I will probably post more about that in the near future.

In the meantime, I wanted to say something about two stories in the news that are related to the title of my post.  One is in regards to civil rights, the other is in regards to one of New England’s favorite athletes.
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