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The Plague-Ground – Are blind auditions deaf and dumb?

Black Lives Matter has spawned many ideas to attack racism. One of the oddest is to do away with blind auditions, which professional orchestras have used for 50 years in order to eliminate sexism. Back in the early 1970s, the top five orchestras…

The Plague-Ground – I Didn’t Know

Denial constantly evolves in order to fulfill its destiny, which is hiding the truth. One form of denial claims: “I was just following orders,” and we all know what that was hiding. Another is: “I didn’t know.” This short list…

The Plague-Ground – It’s time for an intervention

I’ve been on both sides of an intervention. Once, back in 1990 when my two great (and sadly late) friends, Arthur Gelgoot and Charles Fremes, staged an intervention that stopped my steep slide into addiction. Since then I’ve taken…