Monthly Archives: August 2013

Viva La Musica

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I had an epiphany today: any attempt I make at a life without music is going to not only leave me miserable, it’s going to MAKE ME miserable. The last few months have been a music-less fog and I’ve gotta tell you, it was a cold, brutal slice of hell. No kidding!

Anyway, having this rather “duh” moment turned out to be a life saver. I feel a little more focused, a little more energized, and a little happier. Amen! Now I need to find, create or re-create a vision, expect the expected in this field and trust my musical future. I’m not there yet, but alas there’s a light at the end of the tunnel – and it’s not a train, haha.

Can you relate to any of this? Tell me about it. It’d be great to know that I’m not alone. 

Gardasil & Laziness

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I found myself getting caught up in the Gardasil debate today. I was quite surprised because I had already made my decision about it a couple of years ago so I wasn’t even thinking about it, until I saw an article on Facebook about a researcher who couldn’t sleep at night knowing what she knew (http://southweb.org/lifewise/the-lead-vaccine-developer-comes-clean-so-she-can-sleep-at-night-gardasil-and-cervarix-dont-work-are-dangerous-and-werent-tested/), and then watched this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0gCVCP8BFrU) and I just kind of lost it.

Ladies, parents of girls and really anyone with a female you love in your lifedo not take or give this ‘vaccine’. Even if it turns out to be the safest drug on earth, take your time because from what I’ve read & heard, the side effects last a very long time. Remember the drug that was given to many women in the 60s to help with their morning sickness but ended up costing them their fertility? If you don’t, google it. The cost of a long term side effect is higher than the cost of annual or bi-annual pap test until/unless you’re sure Gardasil et al is right for you. My personal rule is: if a drug hasn’t been on the market for 7-10 years, count me out. I’m not taking it.

As for laziness…that was my middle name today. My most taxing activity of the day was moving from one bum cheek to another, in search of a more comfortable position. Shamelessly 😀

East West…I’m back!

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Mezzo-soprano

I can’t believe it’s been this long since my last post. Why am I back, you ask? I ‘met’ a new friend today – Wolf. In short, he forbade me from giving up on my blog. He said I must write something, even on days when I feel I have nothing to say. It made sense, so here I sit, years after my last post.

This time round, I’ll be more open. I won’t sensor myself as much and will therefore say things that might be considered wrong, controversial or even naughty. Consider yourself warned – in as friendly a tone as possible.

In the spirit of being a little more open, here are a couple of things:

1. Let’s start with my name; it’s Maggie

2.  I’m a classically trained opera singer; a Mezzo-soprano to be exact. I will continue to use Mia for this blog, but that’s for sentimental reasons more than anything else

3. I’m currently living in East Africa.

4. I’m technologically challenged so it may take a while to post any of my musical work, but once I can figure it out, I will. I’ll also try to spruce up my blog, but again, I’m technologically challenged so be patient 🙂

5. I just ate the yummiest snack. plantain + ginger milky tea. YUM *smacks lips*

OK, I think that’s a good start. I’ve shown you mine, now show me yours. Tell me something about you.