An open letter to Michael Brockman, and the board and musicians of the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra

Dear SRJO Board and Musicians: My husband and I, who are grateful donors and audience of Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, attended today's pre-concert virtual get-together, and the (supposed to have been) live-streamed concert, and we noticed a few things.  First of all, at the Zoom meeting, when you were discussing the logistics of putting on …

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Did you say “politicization of the vaccine”?

It seems that the governor/dictators of New York and California this morning have indicated that they will question the safety of any vaccine for the Wuhan Coronavirus that is approved, and they will require State approval before the vaccine may be given to their citizens subjects. Trump Derangement Syndrome now governs whether any new vaccine …

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Is this the future of classical music performance?

The reaction of governments and their subjects to the Wuhan Coronavirus have been very depressing, in all ways.  Few performing arts groups have been holding performances with any audience, for fear of spreading the deadly (0.13% mortality-rate, similar to seasonal flu) virus.  Entire economies locked down by government edict, small businesses and their owners ruined, …

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Lens-Artists Challenge #118: Communication

Today's Photo Challenge might be a downer, compared to the other posts that I have been reading.  My apologies, but the examples of communication below are what I have been noticing around me since about February of this year.  The Wuhan Coronavirus pandemic has adversely affected pretty much everyone in the world.  Countries, especially in …

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Interesting…Very Interesting…World Health Organization comes out Against Lockdowns to “fight Coronavirus”

I was alerted to this new (?) stance by the All-Powerful World Health Organization, warning countries NOT to lock down their economies to fight the Wuhan Coronavirus.  Funny, when I checked, the WHO first indicated that lockdowns are a bad idea, way back in May!  Yes, that's in MAY!! Funny, in April, the WHO was …

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RushBabe49 Wishes President Trump and First Lady Speedy Recovery from Wuhan Coronavirus

By now, everyone in the world knows that both President Donald Trump and his gorgeous First Lady Melania Trump both tested positive for the Wuhan Coronavirus earlier in the week, and are now in the hospital undergoing treatment. The 24-hour news cycle has been covering their situation nonstop, with the usual suspects behaving as expected. …

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Freedom…It’s a beautiful thing!

For the first eleven days of September, Hubby and I drove from our home in Washington State to South Dakota and back.  We went through the states of Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota and North Dakota. The State of Washington has a state-wide "mask mandate", requiring all open businesses to require all their customers …

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Damn You, Jay Inslee.

Another notch in your (well, I was going to say gun, but you abhor guns) billy-club.  Congratulations, you have destroyed another small business in Washington State. Another livelihood ruined, lives put in jeopardy by your "Rule by Decree".  We have to destroy it in order to save it.  You're lucky that the Sheeple of Washington …

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Ruining Society Every Day

The so-called "Public Health" "Authorities", and the so-called "Press" (scare quotes fully intended) seem to be in collusion with the state government to ruin society.  If Society means people interacting with each other for mutual benefit, Society is being ruined, decimated by the reactions of Government to the spread of the Wuhan Coronavirus.  The lockdowns …

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Thought for the Day: Madness, and containing the spread of Wuhan Coronavirus

Madness is defined as doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different result. Governments everywhere locked down their states, destroying local economies and throwing millions of people out of work.  Just lately, after gradual re-opening, states and counties are now mandating that everyone wear a mask in the presence of "strangers"; in …

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