Monthly Archives: April 2018

Lost in Thought

The park benches are angled and face one another. Dedicated to a husband and wife. His bench reads “run, run, run” and hers is “walk, walk, walk.” Frequently I pondered how they viewed life here by the lake. Perhaps he … Continue reading

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Building a Repertoire

Days, weeks and months filled with music and singing. Dr. Kay┬áSmith Paulsen. Practice, practice and more practice. Daily. Passive and active listening and learning. Hard work, diligence, and love for music compels me to continue. Private lessons and group work … Continue reading

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Drive to the Diner

Poles, wires, trucks, tires Over potholes to the diner- the trip couldn’t be finer. Waitress knew me and asked if my daughter would be joining me. Not today. Coffee, orange juice and water – oatmeal, eggs, toast, a side of … Continue reading

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Let’s go to Nana’s house!

Let’s go to Nana’s and play her piano I said to my two year old sister in diapers and baby fat. Down the hill to Main Street in Monson where the hitching posts from a bygone era stood at attention. … Continue reading

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