The Most Beautiful Music – La Traviata at Seattle Opera

Seattle Opera 2017 La Traviata McCaw Hall

Corinne Winters (Violetta). Seattle Opera 2017 La Traviata Philip Newton photo c/o Seattle Opera

People are getting pretty worked up about the unusual production of La Traviata currently playing at Seattle Opera. But really, the production isn’t very important. What really matters about La Traviata is the music, that exquisite, heavenly music.  Continue reading

Memory of a Rose


I took this picture at the Woodland Park Rose Garden in June, when jackets were option and sunscreen wasn’t and Seattle was filled with flowers.

January can be tough for those of us living in the Pacific Northwest (and in the Nordic countries – hello, Icelanders!). The holidays are over and there’s not much to look forward to until spring. Kids go to school in the dark and grownups go to work in the dark and by the time they go home, it’s dark again. Days can go by without seeing the sun.

Me, I kinda like the dark. Most of the time. But I’m glad there’s a summer to look back on and look forward to.