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December 02, 2013

Scrooge's Christmas Wish

Listening to a recent broadcast of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" from the BBC,  my family and I have dipped into a wonderful, rich element of our culture's Christmas heritage.  The reading is very well done, and we're enjoying it greatly.  There comes a scene when Scrooge is in company with the Ghost of Christmas Present and he is taken to the house of his nephew.

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October 18, 2013

The Way We Were

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a big believer in things that do not need plugging in.  I have a fondness for pencils.  For acoustic music of all kinds.  For facetime that does not involve a webcam.

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September 30, 2013

Diamond Days

"Some days you get diamonds, some days nickles and dimes... ."  A wise observation from one of my hero-musicians.

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September 04, 2013

New Tricks

We had a fantastic start to our choir season last night.  I was so buzzed on adrenaline that I didn't sleep much.

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July 05, 2013

Hero Songs

Canmore, where I live, has had an interesting couple of weeks.  Never-before seen combinations of water and snowmelt flooded parts of our mountain valley in stunning and dramatic fashion.

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May 28, 2013

Who Could Ask For Anything More?

I woke up this morning with that fabulous old standard in my head - "I've got rhythm, I've got music, I've got sweet dreams - who could ask for anything more?"

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April 19, 2013

Fitness and Creativity

I was out for a run this morning, and not really thinking, but letting my thoughts tumble over each other under their own steam, like balls in the cage at a BINGO game.

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March 19, 2013

Music Therapy in Fifteen Minutes a Day

I have been thinking many thoughts lately surrounding the ideas of music therapy, the benefits of singing and also of gibberish.

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February 15, 2013

Wintersong and Sunshine

Some neat things have been happening around me this month.  Some have included me, and some I have been fortunate to observe.

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January 05, 2013

Only Music

The other night I was talking with a woman who asked me the usual questions about my holidays and looking forward.  She's a generation more experienced than I, and I admire and respect her greatly, in addition to liking her a lot.

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