Monthly Archives: December 2015

Nature’s Inspiration

  Nature has been my constant companion since my childhood days growing up in Massachusetts and later in Colorado. My niece Sally and her blog from Costa Rica are inspirations for my writing and creativity. I can always turn to … Continue reading

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Perfect Pitch or Close Enough?

For weeks now the church choir has practiced and struggled through various pieces of music as we prepared for Christmas at church. With varying degrees of success, we sang some new and some old pieces done previously.  As a new … Continue reading

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A Magical Time of Year

‘Tis a magical time of year when Advent arrives along with sights, sounds and warm, spicy smells. It never grows old as we watch the faces of young children eagerly awaiting the arrival of Santa. Letters and cards written. Stockings … Continue reading

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Detainment in East Berlin

A flood of memories of my first encounter with the Berlin Wall and East Germany returned after viewing the movie Bridge of Spies.  The Glienicke Bridge marked the site of  spy exchanges between East and West.  Gary Powers, the U-2 … Continue reading

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