At the very end of the movie Almost Famous, young budding Rolling Stone music critic ‘William Miller’ asks up-and-coming rock ‘n roll guitarist ‘Russell Hammond’ what he loves about music. Without missing a beat, Russell answers, “In a word … everything.” I kind of feel the same way. My father’s violin playing fills my earliest … Continue reading In a Word … Music
The longest relationship in my life (besides my parents) is with my piano. My parents bought the Hardman upright right after they got married in 1958 as their first piece of real furniture in our small apartment in Flushing, Queens, New York. My mom started playing when she was pregnant with me and to this … Continue reading My piano
You know that old cliche where you can't remember what you ate for breakfast, but you have vivid memories from five, 10, 20 years ago? O.k., here come a couple of mine that fit in with the theme of this blog, as we enter the season of 'thankfulness.' I'll never forget when, in kindergarten, Jamie … Continue reading Thankful
A Power Plant Operations Director I’m friendly with once shared with me that two of his proudest moments at our company were that he built a koi pond for employees at one of our main electric generation facilities and that he started a lunchtime bocce league in office where I work, which grew from four … Continue reading Extracurriculars count!