Houghton College

Five smooth stones

My Houghton friend Brad Wilber, who runs a blog predicting future Metropolitan Opera productions, has been asked to STOP.  This is very interesting.  Read more.

 

Mostly dead is slightly alive

Syracuse University officials fed a miracle pill to the city's dead Symphony, and they say that with love and care, it may revive soon.  Read the latest here.  Meanwhile, troubles began in Montreal, and New York City Opera

Consumer culture

My friend Dave isn’t buying anything this year besides food, soap, and various personal necessities. A friend of his from Philadelphia read a book, “Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping” by Judith Levine, and she wanted to chip away at debts, so she asked Dave to commit to a year of thrift with her. They started January 1st, 2008.

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