On Music (Tempus Fugit Edition): Songs for the Holiday Concerts at South Miami High

I joined South Miami Senior High School’s Men’s Chorus in January of 1981, on the first day back to school after the winter break of the 1980-1981 academic year. I did so on a whim; for the first half of 10th grade I had no interest in joining anything beyond the Serpent’s Tale staff andContinue reading “On Music (Tempus Fugit Edition): Songs for the Holiday Concerts at South Miami High”

Tempus Fugit, or: There I Was, in a High School Auditorium…..

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is late morning here in Fish Hawk (Lithia), Florida, on Wednesday, December 15, 2021. It is a cool early winter day here in the Sunshine State. The current temperature is 74˚F (23˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 84% and the wind blowing from the northeast at 13 MPHContinue reading “Tempus Fugit, or: There I Was, in a High School Auditorium…..”

Tempus Fugit, or: How I Was ‘Persuaded’ to Sing a Solo at a High School Christmas Concert 40 Years Ago

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida on Tuesday, December 14, 2021. It’s a cool early winter day here in the subtropics. Currently, the temperature is 69˚F (21˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 95% and the wind blowing from the northeast at 9 MPH (14 KM/H), the feels-like temperature isContinue reading “Tempus Fugit, or: How I Was ‘Persuaded’ to Sing a Solo at a High School Christmas Concert 40 Years Ago”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, November 12, 2021, or: South Miami High Celebrated its 50th Birthday This Week

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s midafternoon here in west-central Florida on Friday, November 12, 2021. It’s a warm late autumn day. Currently, the temperature is 78˚F (26˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 74% and the wind blowing from the southwest at 2 MPH (4 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 79˚F (26˚C). Today’s forecastContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, November 12, 2021, or: South Miami High Celebrated its 50th Birthday This Week”