“Tu files un en mauvais cotton” / Thanksgiving / Tuba & Euphonium — November 22 – 26, 2022

The French idiom filer un mauvais coton translates literally to, "spinning a bad thread." The word coton actually means cotton, but is understood as thread. A French-to-French definition of the expression is se laisser aller, which means to let oneself go. Here are some French-to-English translations of filer un mauvais coton: to be heading for trouble; to be going downhill; to be in a bad way; to be going to pot.

Lunches are Returning / Glamorous Cocker Spaniel, Roxie Heart — November 15 – 16, 2022

Exactly ten years before today, just about to the minute, the H's were dining at the ULC in celebration of Mrs. H's 70th birthday, Mr. H had arranged for a professional musician who performed at their table. Mrs. H absolutely loved it, called it an unforgettable dining experience. Tonight, the H's were dining at the ULC in celebration of Mrs. H's 80th birthday, Mr. H contracted an incredible violinist, Sandro Lado, for a tableside performance of a beautiful piece by the Soviet composer, Dmitri Shostakovich. After their dinner, the H's were aglow with happiness. Mr. H thanked the entire team, and commented: “It was WONDERFUL.”

Harry’s Place, Colchester, CT — August 30, 2022

"In psychology, decompensation refers to an individual's loss of healthy defense mechanisms in response to stress... Some who have narcissistic personality disorder may decompensate into persecutory delusions to defend against a troubling reality." -Theodore Millon, 2011 "The element of revenge has been a factor in many espionage cases... usually associated with job dissatisfaction and career… Continue reading Harry’s Place, Colchester, CT — August 30, 2022