1) The coverage of the impeachment inquiry starting in Washington has made me think a lot about Mother today, wondering how she would react. She raised us on “Honesty is the best policy.”
1a) And in this case, the corollary - which Mother would not have said - comes from Florence Jefferson: “What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the turkey!”
2) I confess I’m having a bit of trouble establishing a daily routine that’s productive for writing (not helped by the continuing chaos in this house). A fabulous piece by Amy Alkon via ye Twyttre is helping: “There’s No Such Thing as Writer’s Block.”
3) The great singer, and Interlochen camper, Jessye Norman has died. I vaguely remember a news story in the Globe (I can’t find it in their online archive) about her helping, with her chauffeur, to foil a bank robbery near the stage entrance of Symphony Hall.
3a) Her recording of Strauss’s Four Last Songs is truly beautiful. And it reminds me so vividly of Boston Ballet’s production of the ballet to those songs by Rudi van Dantzig.