TBT—Matthew Macfadyen’s Version of Sonnet 29

Time for a Throw-back Thursday. I’ve featured this recitation of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 29 on the blog before, during one of the 2011 or 12 poetry month video extravaganzas. It came to mind this morning when some poet and artist friends of mine were talking about a different actor’s rather affected and, to me, pompous reading…

Two Letters, Two Brothers, Ten Years Apart

A TBT for today about two letters, written about a decade apart, one by me and one by my brother Jeff when we were 9 and 10 years of age. It still gives me giggles and foggy glasses every time. Source: Two Letters, Two Brothers, Ten Years Apart

Gloucestershire Wassail–TBT

Okay, why not, a throwback Thursday for you, less than a quarter-hour from Christmas Thursday. A hundred years ago I sang in a high school chamber ensemble like this one. This isn’t one of the songs we performed, but I remember the style fondly, and our director whom we fondly called “Fred” led us in…