What I Learned This Week #12

Sunday July, 30 – Saturday, August 5   This Week in The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: On Sunday, the CSO offered a free concert as their kickoff to their European Tour. Free concerts always mean “greatest hits” or crowd-pleasers. So there was Gershwin’s An American in Paris, Berstein’s Candide Overture, Dvorak’s New World Symphony, and the fastContinue reading “What I Learned This Week #12”

What I Learned This Week #7

Sunday, June 25 – Saturday, July 1   This Week in Local Music: My week started with a concert in Washington Park (in Over the Rhine) by the folk/indie band Over the Rhine. Over the Rhine, the band, plays in their hometown Cincinnati frequently, but it’s always nice to see them in Over the RhineContinue reading “What I Learned This Week #7”

What I Learned This Week #6

Sunday, June 18 – Saturday, June 24   This Week in “Crap, I’m Out of Onions”: When you cook a lot like I do, having a stocked pantry is one of the keys to success. My house is never without eggs, bacon, garlic, or onions…except when that’s not true. I reached for an onion toContinue reading “What I Learned This Week #6”

What I Learned This Week #5

  Sunday, June 10 – Saturday, June 17   This Week in Hangovers: The week started with a freakin’ hangover. The thing is, while I enjoy adult beverages on a regular basis, I am, by and large, past my over-indulging days. I know better than, for example, to end the evening by drinking a shot.Continue reading “What I Learned This Week #5”

What I Learned This Week

#4 Sunday June, 4 – Saturday, June 10   This Week in Where Did the Time Go?: A couple of my friends have kids graduating high school this month and that means graduation parties. There are two fascinating parts about graduation parties for kids I’ve known their whole lives. 1) I can’t help but thinkContinue reading “What I Learned This Week”

What Did I Learn This Week?

Sunday, May 14 – Saturday, May 20   MOTHER’S DAY: Mother’s Day started the week. I did my usual Sunday grocery shopping with my own Mother, but, and this is from her own lips, “We can go out to dinner some other time.” My genetic family is weird like that. Whenever it’s possible, we celebrateContinue reading “What Did I Learn This Week?”