Category Archives: music

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

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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

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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

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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

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Blowing Bubbles

My earliest recollections of music came from listening to my parents as they sang to us. Later we listened to the radio or to records on the record player. In Colorado, it became necessary for us to have two pianos … Continue reading

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My Legacy

Our legacies are passed down from one generation to another. The world is connected by stories, memories, traditions, dreams and hopes. Waxing philosophical I reflect on the legacies of my parents, grandparents, and other family members. What have I learned … Continue reading

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My First Job

Besides babysitting, taking care of neighbor’s lawns, mail and newspapers when they were on vacation which I began at 11 years of age, I started my first job as a church organist in Pueblo, Colorado when I was 13 years … Continue reading

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