Monthly Archives: December 2012

Relief in music

“There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.” ~George Eliot ________________________________________________________________ Image: ALONGTIMEALONE

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Top 5 Posts of 2012

The posts that got the most views in the past year. It’s so tempting to revise some based on changes I’ve made since, but I’ll let it it go… 5. Student Binders. Posted in September, 2011, but an attraction as another … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Blues

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To love another is to see the face of God

One man – Jean Valjean – stole a loaf of bread to feed his sister’s son. He paid for the crime for 19 years, was released, but then broke parole. After another attempt at petty theft he was forgiven, a … Continue reading

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Remove the mask

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Gratitude. Gift-wrapped and delivered.

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” ~William Arthur Ward   ______________________________________________________________ Image: leonidafremov

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The sleeping child you’re holding…

A voice and an acoustic guitar. Simple. And beautiful. In a song that packs a powerful message. Paul Brandt – he of Nashville fame – sang this in our (and his) church yesterday. Mary, did you know that your Baby … Continue reading

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Yes. I’m the geek.

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A different, a terrible, a beautiful domain.

Chopin left his Polish homeland at age 20, never to return. He lived most of his adult life in Paris, but his heart remained at home. His music is infused with his heritage. His first scherzo – the genre that … Continue reading

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He isn’t safe. But he’s good.

“Is – is he a man?” asked Lucy. “Aslan a man!” said Mr. Beaver sternly. “Certainly not. I tell you he is the King of the wood and the son of the great Emperor-beyond-the-Sea. Don’t you know who is the … Continue reading

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A Palindrome, Synchronicity, and A Birthday

21  21  12  12  Synchronicity: the experience of two or more events that are apparently causally unrelated or unlikely to occur together by chance, yet are experienced as occurring together in a meaningful manner. (Wikipedia) Birthday: My son Mark is 21 … Continue reading

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Two Hits and a Miss

HIT. My Hydraulic adjustable piano bench. Moves up and down quickly and easily – multiple times in a lesson if necessary. No sore wrists from turning those knobs. No more stacking of cushions/book/foamy things. It’s a charm. Worth every cent … Continue reading

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