Before the curtain went down on large-scale gatherings, concert halls closed for business and ‘live’ music turned into another online experience seen from our devices at home, I had the great fortune to see some truly amazing performers last year. While 2019 had its ups and downs for me, in pandemic-hindsight there were some truly … Continue reading Pre-Covid Concerts (a.k.a. Magical Musical Moments of 2019) hi
I find myself on yet another mission this year. This one for our cat Lucy, who I blogged about briefly a few days ago. The mission: to lower Lucy’s blood sugar, elevate her potassium and GET HER TO EAT (which, as anyone who has a cat knows, can be TRICKY when they turn up their … Continue reading We Love Lucy
“They can kick dirt in your face Dress you down and tell you that your place is in the middle When they hate the way you shine …” Omg, Brandi Carlile. You cracked my heart wide open listening to those lines in your song, The Joke, which I played repeatedly my entire hourlong morning commute … Continue reading Shine
Hi everyone. As I hinted about in my last blog, I’m going through a pretty major transition in my work life right now. Basically, I’m in the midst of finishing off my current job at my current company; looking for a new one; exploring and educating myself on all kinds of severance, retirement and benefits … Continue reading The blog remains the same
‘Does anybody really know what time it is?’ If anyone should know what time it is, it's me. Along with sneakers, earrings, CDs and otters, I have a thing for watches. Watches of all colors and styles, to match all outfits, moods and activities. Cheap ones off the streets of NYC, slightly pricier ones from … Continue reading ‘Does anybody really know what time it is?’
'That's me in the corner That's me in the spotlight Losing my religion Trying to keep a point of view And I don't know if I can do it Oh no, I've said too much I haven't said enough ...' I heard that song - with its jangly guitar and mandolin; Michael Stipes' voice and … Continue reading R.E.M. – The band
As it celebrates its 35th anniversary, I figured it was time to write about my favorite TV quiz show. The one whose questions are in the form of answers, and contestants are required to state their answers in the form of a question. Yes ... What is Jeopardy? Disclaimer: I am probably among the … Continue reading What is … Jeopardy geek?
I was at a corporate meeting one time when they asked that 'icebreaker' question they sometimes ask, "Share one thing with everyone they might not know about you." One of the women said, "I'm super organized." I didn't even realize that was a 'thing' until then. And I didn't fully realize it was my thing … Continue reading I’m organized … so sue me!
The Brady Bunch always had the best vacations. The '70s sitcom family of nine (mom, dad, three girls and three boys from previous marriages, and housekeeper Alice) would joyfully pile into their trusty station wagon and immediately start singing fun traveling songs - in perfect harmony. All six kids got along. And they were all … Continue reading Vacations – for better or for worse
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