THE NERVE! THANKS BE.

THE NERVE! THANKS BE.

I don’t know why this one is hitting me so hard. 38 years ago tomorrow my mom died. It was the first day of winter – her least favorite season. I remember it snowed – big, heavy flakes the next morning. I smiled big at the irony. Mom always enjoyed pulling a...
BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE

BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE

Went to the best ever holiday show yesterday – at Center School in Mattapoissett. December Nights! December Lights! 3rdgrade was on stage. 1stand 2ndgraders flanked them on ground floor bleachers. Whenever a loved one is in a show my eyes are riveted. Oh! Right!...
OUR FIRST CHRISTMAS

OUR FIRST CHRISTMAS

Prepping for holiday performances I came across a song by Justin Wilde and Doug Konecky called Happy Hanukkah, My Friend. Best Hanukkah song I’ve come across to date. (Please enlighten me to any others!) So, in prepping for another holiday gig at Dean College, I...

I MEAN…

My grand niece came to play on Monday. When dropping Millie off, Mom said, “Millie agreed to be a good listener today.” To which I said I would too. We read ‘Is Your Mama A Llama’; cleared invisible fuzz off metal rods; fixed broken bones; flew to India, which ended...

NO PC RESPONSE

Yesterday morning I subbed for Middle School music classes. Both were choruses fresh off a concert from the night before. We watched it and they evaluated their performance on a rubric provided by their teacher. I’m struck by the evolving nature of educational...