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As Time Goes By

Last month we had a visit from the son of our dear friend, Barbara, who died in April at the age of 83. (Click on her name to read my post about her.) Her son paid us a visit to … Continue reading

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YouTube, You’reWonderful!

I’ve been spending a lot of time on YouTube. It started with my desire to play the bodhran, a traditional Irish drum.  A wonderful drum teacher, Michelle Stewart, who teaches bodhran in Scotland, has 51 videos explaining and demonstrating how … Continue reading

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My Bodhran Has Arrived!

Yesterday my bodhran was delivered to my front door, and it was agony not being able to play it for more than thirty minutes. I’m working on the April newsletter for my writers’ organization, Hampton Roads Writers, and the first … Continue reading

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The Soul of a Musician

Adele, Adam Levine, Jason Mraz, and Ingrid Michaelson are just a few of the musicians I’ve been listening to lately in an attempt to update myself on popular music, so I won’t seem so square to my granddaughters. Music is … Continue reading

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We Were Young Once

On Valentine’s Day my daughter and her family went to a Maroon Five concert. Whenever I visit them, my daughter and granddaughters play music in the car that I have never heard. They know all the words by heart and … Continue reading

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Oh Horror, Horror, Horror

A piercing screech shattered the silence of the quiet afternoon, setting my teeth on edge, like fingernails on a chalkboard.  My shoulders tensed, anticipating the next shriek.  It came, even more curdling than the first.  The blood drained from my … Continue reading

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Get This Worm Out of My Head!

It’s starting all over again.  My head was finally clear of all constantly repeating tunes, and then I sat down at the piano and played Vangelis’s Hymne.  Now, a day later, it is still roaming around inside my consciousness, pushing … Continue reading

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