Collateral Damage-in the Shadow of the Trump Administration

This is the thing: I don’t want “collateral damage” people in my life. No, I don’t understand their thinking. What’s the chance they’ll ever understand mine?

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Who am I?

Why have I repurposed this blog now? What do I hope to prove?

In a Land of Strangers

If God were going to be merciful and take pity on us, he would have arranged for one candidate to soundly trounce the other. Instead, we find ourselves being put to this macabre test.

Don’t Count Out The Music Geeks

Last summer I watched, with much interest, a feature story presented on a local television news broadcast. The premise of the story was that young job candidates in the business world, particularly women, are more likely to succeed if they participate in sports in high school.I watched intently. I agreed with the case they presented…

On the meaning of life, love, loss…. and Facebook

Prologue Facebook is a twenty-first-century fixture, a staple of life in America and abroad.  Its detractors have written volumes about its destructive, negative capabilities.  I admit that I do allow myself to be sucked into the negativity – during political seasons or when something “egregious” happens in my world that I deem serious enough for…

A Reflection on This Summer

“The Fair closed last night.  It’s the end of Summer.”  Every year I hear this phrase repeated on the local news broadcast.  For some reason, it always makes me irrationally annoyed.  My theory has always been that it is NOT the end of Summer, at least not according to any calendar I’ve ever owned.  If…

Five Days in July~Making Miracles with Music Notes

So here’s the thing. I’m not sure I believe in “once in a lifetime” anymore. I haven’t given up looking for it. Not at all. On the contrary, there has been so many “once in a lifetimes” in my life already that the phrase has been replaced with “when will I top this”.   Not “how…

Trying Something New Already????

I subscribe to a blog feed called “Feedspot”.  Every day I receive a Feedspot e-mail with a nice list of new posts from all sorts of interesting news websites and blogs that I chose when I subscribed to the service.   Many, many days go by without my reading a single blog or news article….