Archive for May, 2013

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May 30, 2013

Case-Hardening the Choir Director

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As I write I have my nose in three Sungold tomato plants.  When I finish this post I’ll put them out for a day of hardening off.  They are emblematic of the journey I take every quarter with The OK Chorale.  If you’re new here, the Chorale is a community choir I started in 1992.   Read the Rest…


May 20, 2013

Nina’s and My Excellent Musical Experience

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Nina(rhymes with Dinah) and I went to a piano concert on Saturday evening. “I am so looking forward to the couch,” I said as we set off. “So am I.” Nina said. We headed downtown to Sherman and Clay to hear Fred Kronacher.  It’s something we do three times a year.  The first two concerts  Read the Rest…


May 12, 2013

We Aren’t All Mothers

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I discovered Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s writing when I was 18.  Her Diaries and Letters from the years 1922-1945 were beginning to come out in print and I read all five volumes. (Bring Me a Unicorn, Hour of Gold Hour of Lead, Locked Rooms and Open Doors, The Flower and the Nettle, War Within and Without.)  Read the Rest…