A FORTUITOUS START

A FORTUITOUS START

Our school system is one of those which starts before Labor Day – a couple days before the Friday we then take off to create a four-day weekend. The build-up to the first day does set its own rhythm. This year we actually shopped for school supplies and clothes...
BOW TO OUR YOUNGERS

BOW TO OUR YOUNGERS

I am fully ensconced in the shift. It used to be when I heard tell of a new musical talent coming to the fore my psyche would fill with jealousy, envy and immense personal feelings of failure. Now I tend to experience an inner smile at the ingenuity, discipline and...
STEEPED IN ANALOG

STEEPED IN ANALOG

Vance Gilbert sends newsletter missives as to where he’s playing when and with whom. I clicked on the youtube link to a young woman opening for him at a Maryland show. Glad I did. I discovered another Younger thoroughly tapped into elder knowings – one set on...
OCEAN VUONG

OCEAN VUONG

Listening to NPR a couple days back I heard a caller refer to an author whose first name was ‘Ocean’. The cellphone coverage was spotty but I heard the words ‘Earth’ and ‘Gorgeous’. I sat (figuratively) on the edge of my seat (I was driving at the time) but the...
SWEET SIXTEEN

SWEET SIXTEEN

Last Friday my husband Peter and I celebrated our sixteenth anniversary. No doubt he’d quip, “Only sixteen? Seems like sixty…”, for me (and him…right honey?) the time has flown. We tend to take adventures on our anniversary. This year Peter was the planner. We started...