Category Archives: music

On Being Grateful

As the new school year is about to commence, I am grateful for the years I was able to teach German. I watch the young ones in the neighborhood as they play with one another and shop for new clothes. … Continue reading

Posted in choral singing, grateful, music, teaching German | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

What If?

What if there was no music? How would we feel? There would be no delight. The days would be gloomy. The human race clamors for the beauty of music. Words and hymns have powerful sounds and meanings. Music streams beauty … Continue reading

Posted in music, singing | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Gratitude for Little Things

With a joyful heart today, I rejoice in love, family, friends, music and the little things of life which hold great meaning: -family time at the spa in Skaneateles followed by a tasty luncheon -friends both old and new are … Continue reading

Posted in family, gratitude, love, music, shared humanity | Tagged , , , , | 19 Comments

Song of Flight

Sing a prayer Sing a song Song of love Song of joy Joy of flowers Joy of birds Birds flying Birds feeding Feeding their young Feeding family Family eating Family traveling Traveling abroad Traveling home Home and hearth Home and … Continue reading

Posted in bird song, birds, family love, music, trees | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Just Keep Playing!

Just Keep Playing! Going with the flow of life this week, there was a unexpected turn. I was asked to play the piano for a Retreat at church.  Having encountered the tsunami query, a myriad of thoughts and ideas raced … Continue reading

Posted in Goethe, music, playing piano, universal language | Tagged , , | 20 Comments

Hush Now! Listen!

Hush Now! Listen! Exuberantly Mother Nature attempts to lure and entice us with meandering mountain streams and brooks. Comforting sounds to our ears. The creatures in tropical climates offer varied sights and music to our ears. Gazing at soothing colors … Continue reading

Posted in butterflies, Costa Rica, hummingbird, Mother Nature, music | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Ten Important Considerations for Parents

With an almost fifty year teaching career behind me, I offer reflections about what works and what does not work when rearing and educating children. As we commence a new school year, these might be of note to parents. Allow … Continue reading

Posted in education, music, organized sports, technology, world languages | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments