Tag Archives: Stephen Sondheim

Losing Lincoln, the Titanic, and a Murder in Belize

Two historic events which took place on April 15 had their beginnings on the evening of April 14. The RMS Titanic’s collision with an iceberg happened at 11:40 p.m. on Sunday April 14, 1914. The ship sank in the early morning hours of … Continue reading

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GLO Musings on a Soggy Saturday

“We can conceive of no more fitting manner of honoring the early sacrifices of our Founders than to impress the new initiates with the deep meaning of fraternal duty and obligation through the inspiration of the initiation ceremony. In a … Continue reading

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A Sondheim Letter, Leadership Academies, and Gamma Alpha Omega

I’m a day late for wishing Gamma Alpha Omega a Happy 22nd Birthday.  I will offer my sincere congratulations nonetheless. The sorority was founded at Arizona State University. The sorority is a member of the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO).  It … Continue reading

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A Lot Like Christmas, GLO Tidbits in Every Store…

The poem  ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas was written by Clement Clarke Moore in 1822. Its original name was  An Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas and it has a connection to an Alpha Xi Delta, see the post at  http://www.alphaxidelta.org/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&blogid=79#.VJsAq14AEB. *** Unbroken, … Continue reading

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Cyber Monday – the GLO Cornucopia

My e-mail boxes tell me it’s Cyber Monday, one of the busiest on-line shopping days. There is a big sale going on at Pi Phi Express and I am certain that many other fraternity and sorority on-line merchants are having … Continue reading

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Betty Buckley, ZTA, the Public Theater, and Sweeney Todd

When I am in the car, I usually listen to the Broadway Channel on satellite radio. I remember hearing Seth Rudetsky, one of the channel’s hosts, tell a story about Betty Buckley. As I was driving at the time, I … Continue reading

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“Curtain Up, Light the Lights” With Links to Musical Sites on Sondheim’s Birthday

Today is Stephen Sondheim’s 84th birthday and I offer my heartiest birthday greetings. He is one of my favorites composers. I mentioned this in yesterday’s post, but something on my facebook feed this morning prompted me to write this post. … Continue reading

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A Very Special Initiation, a Carnegie Library HQ, and Birthday Greetings to a Musical Genius!

It’s Friday and I have snippets about  Greek-letter organizations (GLOs) to share. This first item brought me to tears. This is what our GLOs are about. Unfortunately, this will likely not get the press that it should. What a sweet, sweet … Continue reading

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Happy Founders’ Day to Alpha Chi Omega and Zeta Tau Alpha!

October 15 is the founding day of both Alpha Chi Omega and Zeta Tau Alpha. Alpha Chi Omega was founded at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, in 1885, Thirteen years later, in 1898, Zeta Tau Alpha was founded at the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Stephen Sondheim, Musical Theater Genius and a ΒΘΠ

Happy Birthday Stephen Sondheim! He is one of my favorite composers and I have wonderful memories of attending Sondheim shows on Broadway with my daughter while she was at Mount Holyoke (who says college family weekends need to be spent … Continue reading

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