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Category Archives: And Furthermore…

JACKFRUIT BARBACOA

I’M A VEGETARIAN, EXCEPT for sausage. And maybe an annual celebratory filet mignon cooked black-and-blue. However, I do admire the appearance of a pulled-pork BBQ sandwich, and I’ve found this … Continue reading

January 10, 2019 · 3 Comments

GETTING OPERATIC, QUOTEWISE

QUOTES ABOUT opera range from ”Bravi tutti!” to “Wagner’s music is better than it sounds.” A new book reviewed in The New York Times Book Review offers a goodly number … Continue reading

January 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

A YEAR IN REVIEW

I THANK YOU ALL for your readership. Here’s an overview of this year’s SimanaitisSays categories and frequencies of their appearance: And Furthermore (120 items); Science & Technology (59); I Usta … Continue reading

December 31, 2018 · 9 Comments

IT WAS THE BEST OF TIMES, IT WAS THE ODDEST OF TIMES

MY NEW T-SHIRT reads “These are difficult times.” But before we yell “Right On!” or get all Trumpery about it, the T-shirt is referring to musical signatures. Though I love … Continue reading

December 30, 2018 · 3 Comments

PIÑATA TIDBITS—CELEBRATING LAS POSADAS

LAS POSADAS, Spanish: “the inns,” celebrates the Nativity and humble birthplace of Christ. These nine days, from December 16 through 24, traditionally involve the breaking of piñatas, papier-mâché objects containing … Continue reading

December 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

CHRISTMAS OPERAS PART 2

THE OPERA AIN’T OVER… until we wish each other a Merry Christmas! And here’s Part 2, following yesterday’s Part 1. Today’s Christmas operas include one of Russian folklore, one that’s … Continue reading

December 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

CHRISTMAS OPERAS PART 1

ONE OF MY OPERA T-shirts reads “Murder, Treachery, Adultery, and Incest—All Sung to your Favorite Tunes.” In marked contrast, and what with the approaching holiday, I went looking for operas … Continue reading

December 22, 2018 · Leave a comment