Dearest Marion, I wish I could talk to you and tell you all sorts. There is so much to say. I can’t because 12 years ago, you died at age 94, tilting at windmills until the end. So here I am, throwing my words into the wind. And hoping you catch my drift. You were […]
Queen: Love of My Life
Okay, boys ands girls, indulge me. I did a posting some time ago of my discovery of Queen and Freddie Mercury, especially as they tie to figure skating, because ever since vocals were allowed, so many people have turned to the emotional, theatrical, endlessly creative and varied work of the foursome from England. Freddie died […]
Nexxice: Ready Freddie?
Their mission is epic. The world synchronized skating champions – Nexxice – are tackling a musical behemoth. They are going where few have gone before. They are flying into the sun. They are skating to “Bohemian Rhapsody” this year. They are up to the task. At the Canadian championships Feb. 20 in Waterloo, Ont., they […]
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
About 24 years ago, Freddie Mercury died of AIDS. But he’s far from forgotten. He’s everywhere, even in television commercials for a pet mart. Playing in the background as pug-nosed, bow-legged little dogs chow down on kibbles, is one of Queen’s early hits: “You’re my best friend.” Honestly, Queen is like wallpaper, stuck firmly to […]