Author Archives: Gene Glotzer

Public Private Lives

I’m not the type to know much about, or care much about, famous people.  But I care very much about the things that some famous people make.  I love to read.  I love television and movies.  And I need a stronger word than love to describe how I feel about music.  Every once in a […]

Vote

We are fast approaching an off year election.  We are not electing a president or a new congress.  That means most people won’t bother to vote and that’s just wrong.  Off year elections have a huge impact on our day to day lives.  They are when we elect our mayors, our town councils and our […]

There’s Just No Word For It

According to the internet, there is no word in the English language for hating to be photographed.  That really surprises me.  It seems like such a common thing, how can there be no word for it?  I know I suffer from this affliction.  But every time I talk about it, I just say I hate […]

Has Donald Trump Ruined The Star-Spangled Banner

A guest post from my mom, Maryann Glotzer: I went to The Hartford Symphony concert Saturday night. It was wonderful featuring some classics and some new music and instruments I’d never seen before. To celebrate some newly minted citizens, including Director Carolyn Kuan, the concert started with The Star-Spangled Banner. I automatically stood as I […]

Tom Petty

Tom Petty holds a very special place in my musical life.  I have been music obsessed ever since I can remember.  However, I have almost never liked popular music at the time of it’s popularity.  I love a lot of popular music, like the Beatles and the Stones, Motown and Aretha.  But all of them peaked in […]

The MLB Postseason

October is the best.  The weather is beautiful.  The leaves change colors.  And, most importantly, the baseball playoffs happen. The hard part for the casual fan, or the fan whose team didn’t make it, is deciding which team to root for.  As someone who watches a lot of baseball, I think I can help.  This […]

The Saddest Song

Peter, Paul & Mary’s “Puff the Magic Dragon” is the saddest song.  It’s a wonderful song, but it is just so sad.  If sad songs really say so much, it says more than any other song. I’m not sure when I realized just how sad the song is.  It’s a song I’ve known my whole […]

The Second First Day Of School

Today was my daughter’s first day of first grade.  I wrote about her first day of school last year.  I reread the post because I was curious how this year compared to last year.  Last year, I wrote about my feelings of guilt associated with sending my daughter to school.  I’m happy to say that […]

Bad Poetry Day

Today, August 18th, is Bad Poetry Day.  Apparently, it’s a day for people who don’t do poetry to give it a go.  I don’t do poetry as a rule.  But, I did write and publish a poem a few years ago.  Bad Poetry Day got me reminiscing. When I say I don’t do poetry, I […]

The Hobbit – Chapter XIX – The Last Stage

Here we are at the final chapter.  It’s a short chapter, but it is broken into three parts.  First, Bilbo and Gandalf go to Rivendell and spend about a week with the elves.  Bilbo (and Tolkien) love elves, so they spend more time here than might be expected.  It’s all very pleasant and relaxing, but […]