Farewell Beverly!

It was many years ago that I first heard Beverly Sills sing in Donizetti’s Daughter of the Regiment. The only reason I heard that opera was because my friend Harold told me to shut up and just listen to it. That’s when I fell in love with Donizetti and with the voice of the opera legend. I have a lot of recordings of her singing with that beautiful voice she had.

I woke up this morning to learn she had passed away last night. I knew she was gravely ill, and I knew it was coming. But that does not negate the fact that the opera world has lost one of the most incredible gifts given to us by God. I prayed for her, that she finds peace and joy in Heaven.

Now we only have the recordings of her voice. Those shall never die and in that way she remains immortal. Farewell Beverly…bravo and well done!


My iPhone!

Well, it’s official, I got my iPhone this morning while on vacation here in New York. I decided I couldn’t wait 2-4 weeks for the online order to be shipped. So, I looked into where Apple Stores might be and I found one just 2 miles from my hotel in New Jersey.

First off, this thing deserves every crumb of hype it got. All I can say is wow, what an amazing piece of technology. The first thing I did, after activating it, was look at the web, setup my email accounts and played some tunes. While the EDGE network stuff is slow, it is not horrible. You can actually view a web page in less than 10-12 seconds in most cases. The YouTube stuff also downloads and plays incredibly well over EDGE. All in all not bad.

So my first impressions of this wonder device are excellent. I am really happy to finally have one. Now to go setup my voicemail!