I've been doing some thinking recently about this blog. I haven't been updating it frequently and have been considering ways that I could revive it.
I was visiting my mother last weekend and reading some old NY Times Magazines that she had lying around and came upon this article
about Emily Gould, a blogger and purveyor of Emily Magazine
. I have to say that I admire her courage (foolhardiness?) in putting her personal life out there for anyone to see. It proved not essentially wise but I also realized that I've been very sparing in the personal thoughts that I have chosen to share on this blog.
I intentionally have kept away from controversy and in giving opinions that could possibly offend anyone. Being a professional in the opera world I've shied away from opinions about singers, productions, and personalities in the fear that it could be detrimental to my career. I've also spent a lot of time (bending over backwards like a contortionist sometimes) in avoiding politics.
I've decided to open up the range of topics that I'll write about here and to share a little bit more about me. Most people who know me, know that I am nothing if not discrete and I most likely will not share too many personal details, but my thoughts are something else. My life experiences are not limited to opera and while no one may care, I've decided to start talking about these things in this blog in the hopes that it will make it just a little more interesting to read.
So if you are reading this, you might see some more activity and more topics. I hope you find that it's worth reading.