For a long time now, I've had a list of things I wanted to do 'some day.' Among them ... play piano again ... sing in a temple choir ... join a book club. Well I've been taking piano lessons for the past four years, when my kids ‘emptied the nest’ for college. And about … Continue reading Books for thought at Elwood Library
Is anyone as excited as me about American Idol coming back on?!!! I started watching back in 2011 – when a lot of people were moving on to other things. (Typical of my weird, ‘late to the party,’ timing. I started appreciating Bob Dylan in the ‘90s, after I got used to his voice, then … Continue reading American Idol is back!!!!!
I just finished a fabulous book - The Power of Off: The Mindful Way to Stay Sane in a Virtual World. And just in time for a short vacation in Florida, where I took Nancy Colier's words to heart and 'mind'! My main takeaways: - Take some time to look beyond the small screen to … Continue reading Florida, unplugged
More music and lyrics (and videos) I wanted to share (part 2 in my two-part series) ... ‘You can run but you cannot hide This is widely known And what you plan to do with your foolish pride When you’re all by yourself alone Once you tell somebody the way that you feel You can … Continue reading The magic of music and lyrics, part 2
I warned you in my first blog post that I think in music and lyrics, and movies. Combining both, there’s a quote I love from a romantic comedy actually called Music and Lyrics.* It’s when ‘Sophie Fisher’ (Drew Barrymore) explains to ‘Alex Fletcher’ (Hugh Grant) that … “A melody is like seeing someone for the … Continue reading The magic of music and lyrics
(This blog is timed to a Weight Watchers ‘Inspire’ week and dedicated to all my fellow Weight Watchers at Work members) They say you should have at least one really honest friend who isn't afraid to tell you things others might not. Things you might not want to hear. A couple of years ago, I … Continue reading Counting almonds – my Weight Watchers journey
Before there were giant, cuddly stuffed sloths in Hallmark store windows; comical, animated sloths on Geico commercials; and actual sloth photos featured on calendars, there was 'Slothy' (a.k.a. Thomas) – one of my son Dan's closest young childhood friends. Thomas was a quirky, super-talented, funny, wise-beyond-his years kind of kid. Like Dan, he wasn't particularly … Continue reading Remembering Slothy