Watching Citizen Kane Through the Eyes of a Rosebud Novice

Yesterday, I watched Citizen Kane with my son; he is taking a college class on classic movies and had to watch it in order to do a presentation on technique, innovativeness and other gems in the movie.

OK, I admit it – next to Doctor Zhivago, Citizen Kane IS my favorite movie. Every time I watch […]

I (We) Survived Las Vegas

Back from Vegas …

Had fun celebrating my son’s 21st birthday. Still can’t believe he’s 21. He didn’t get carded until he sat down at a table to play blackjack … it was all at once exciting and a bit humbling that he is now legal.

Many highlights to the trip, but most of all it was […]

An Open Letter to Alicia Keys - Hire me as Your Head Blogger

Dear Alicia Keys:

I am applying for the position of Head Blogger – the one you advertised on Here’s what you need:

ATTENTION: Public Relations Rock Stars, Bloggers & Social Media Moguls! – Work for Alicia Keys!

Yes, THE Alicia Keys!  This is an Opportunity of a Lifetime!

Alicia Keys’s voice has reached millions, but she needs […]

Racette Shines in Tosca at Houston Grand Opera

Some readers might know about one of my passions – opera. At this point, you’re either going to go visit another blog of relevance or stick with me … either way, I want to blog about opera and the performances I attend.

Let’s start with Tosca. I just got back from Houston (on a business trip) […]