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About madebymalou

About to enter my 60's, I hope finally to round up all my diverse interests in one place. Long ago I was a classically trained singer; age and illness took away my voice. I filled the void with motherhood and crafts. Lately by some mysterious grace, I've found my voice again. So I'll be writing about singing as well as sewing. Reminiscing about the nomadic life of opera singers; responding to artist-daughter's bold visions. And hopefully growing always, in how I think, and feel, and sew, and sing.

Old Cuate

[Author’s note: this is the first of three short stories in the collection Santa Fe Dogs, which I wrote in 1995 but never published. I am revising them and will post the other two in succession] Cuate wasn’t really old. … Continue reading

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Birth Certificate

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia once told me my baby would never be president. Imagine how that feels. It was the spring of 1988 and we were attending a fundraising dinner for the Washington Opera, where my husband Francois was … Continue reading

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Figaro, part two

Now where did I leave off with “The Marriage of Figaro”? Let’s see: writing in English about an opera sung in Italian, composed by an Austrian, based on a French play which is set in Spain. Yep. But first, a word to … Continue reading

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Figaro, part one

Attracting attention is easier than holding it: thus the challenge for a second blog post. Still, I must make the effort: I owe it to my fan!* ** [*ironical reference, for those readers who take everything literally, see the world … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Well, why not? Even if Lincoln said it best: “The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here…”, our little blogs on WordPress serve some higher purpose, known not even to ourselves at times. Between Twitter and … Continue reading

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