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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Phantom of the Opera - 10 Feb 2006
By Mary T. Hoffman

A couple of nights ago, we went to Proctor’s theater in Schenectady, New York to see the stage production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera.” This was truly a change of pace for us. And I loved it!

The music, the costumes, the stage sets, and the special effects – obviously, so much work goes into these productions. I really admire all the individuals who contribute their wonderful talents that result in such fantastic performances.

I’m also happy that Proctor’s has been restored so beautifully. I know that it takes a huge amount of money to restore old buildings but, in my opinion, it is worth every penny. It saddens me to see old homes and public buildings torn down.

Even though we have loads of work to do every day, who knows - maybe we’ll take a break to see another great, stage performance in the not too distant future!

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