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About Jeffrey Carter

University administrator, voice teacher, choral director, professor, singer, professional theatre music director, brother, son, uncle, Anglican, Scotch drinker, chef of moderate talent, NPR fanatic, gin aficionado, proponent of the music of Herbert Howells and Elgar and Vaughan Williams, pianist, composer, theatre geek, dog love & cat hater, author & blogger, world traveler, church organist, Anglophile.


Hope is fleeting some days.

In the Saint Louis Post Dispatch:

Woman kicked out of south St. Louis County pizza shop for not wearing mask pepper sprays employees

The House passed another stimulus bill, weeks ago.  The Republican-controlled Senate can’t even find agreement on a bill to introduce.

And the unemployed stare into an abyss.  Republicans just looks away.

Fifty percent of all mom/pop restaurants are projected to fail and close because of the pandemic and the need to limit people in enclosed spaces.

The Manhattan district attorney is investigating the Trump Co. and the Orangeness for financial abuse and fraud.

People I know are facing possible eviction from their homes.

I’m SO tired of all this winning.  And that swamp is luxurious green golf-land now.



Hello Fresh

Using a Groupon coupon, I tried HelloFresh delivery service recently.

And I was quite pleased.

The packaging was minimal and mostly recyclable or compost-ready. The directions were clear. The portions were large (three meals easily, our of what they said would be two). And the food truly delicious.

Tuscan chicken breast with garlic mash and lemon zested carrots.
Creamy Parmesan chicken spaghetti with roasted Roma tomatoes.
Pork burger with caramelized onions and pub fries served with a spicy mayo.
Pork tacos with charred corn, pickled shallot and pepper, and spicy crema.


Pork burger with sauteed mushrooms and mozzarella, plus potato wedges.
Chicken breast with balsamic fig sauce, roasted potatoes, and roasted green beans tossed in lemon zest.


Highlight headlines from this morning’s Washington Post:


God help us all, as we are surrounded by liars, lunatics, and a leaderless void.