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Anything and everything that has to do with how we can create a happier life for ourselves, from media to observations of others to tales from what’s going on with me.
2022-08-24 20:27
image accessed via zrstroope.comA Rich Vein of Influence The “Z” stands for “Zane.” Just in case you’re wondering. Now that we have that out of the way we can g… Read More
LUX: The Dawn From On High
2022-05-04 21:47
Introduction to the work and its composer Dan Forrest Image accessed via ixabay.My first experience with a Forrest composition/arrangement came in 2014 when my choir, the Cherry Creek Choral… Read More
Jan Garrett Writes A Paean To Rain
2022-01-07 00:08
Image by Fotoauge from PixabayOh my goodness. As I’ve said before in these posts, a huge plus for me as I research and write about the texts, composers and backgrounds of the programme… Read More
Who Were The Magi?
2021-11-23 18:00
So, to begin, let me just say, once again, with feeling, that the Magi did not come to the stable. The Gospel of Matthew 2:11 says, “On coming to the house, they saw the child with hi… Read More
Menorah Mysteries
2021-11-01 00:00
First question:  Why is the pictured lamp stand more authentic and correct as a part of the Hanukkah celebration than the usual candelabra? Answer:  Because the whole story of Ha… Read More
Sinuses, Allergies And Tightness–Oh My!
2021-09-13 23:58
Image by Anastasia Gepp from PixabayThis post may come across as rather self-indulgent, but I thought it might be helpful for followers of this blog to read about my long and frustrating exp… Read More
How Many Isles Of Innisfree Are There?
2021-04-15 02:17
Image by ponderconnect from PixabayGood question! Do you mean the place, the actual isle or island? Or do you mean the song? Or perhaps the poem? As you can see, it’s complicated. Let… Read More
The Wild And Wacky World Of Wassailing
2020-12-17 23:16
no image attribution given on the website my goodness! If you’ve read many of my posts on this site you’re probably familiar with my saying, “… Read More
2020-04-28 22:14
Charles V. Stanford approx. age 42, c. 1894, image accessed via WikipediaThe master of this motet was Charles V. Stanford, an Irishman who lived from 1852-1924 and who had an extremely disti… Read More
2020-04-08 20:30
Martha Goertzen, my dad’s sister, who lived from 1924-2019. Image retrieved from the website of LaCanne Family Funeral Services, Windom, MN.Later today or tomorrow I’m planning t… Read More
How Do You Measure Success These Days?
2020-03-22 18:46
Image by Manuel Darío Fuentes Hernández from PixabayFrom Emily Landon, chief infectious disease epidemiologist at the University of Chicago: “It’s really hard to fe… Read More
2020-03-18 22:16
Aretha Franklin in 1968; image source WikipediaHello dear music-loving friends! I’m continuing to cross-post the articles I write for the Cherry Creek Chorale, the wonderful group that… Read More
Food Thoughts . . .
2020-03-16 20:05
Image source: Pixabayduring this time. I have no great insights, and there are tons of food blogs out there. Just a few things that have occurred to me: Don’t waste food. I have a cont… Read More
How To Handle Slumps
2020-03-12 18:44
Here’s my problem: I need to be BOTH people in this image.Image by mohamed Hassan from PixabayAs I’ve said lo these many times on this blog (both before and after re-naming it to… Read More
A Different Type Of Travel Book
2020-03-02 19:34
Jim and I have been going on big trips ever since we got married almost 28 years ago. Most of our traveling has been in the US, but we’ve now made three international trips together. B… Read More
Along The “Rocky Road” To Dublin
2020-02-23 01:23
Image by Sean Griffin from PixabayIf you live in the Denver area, be sure to get your tickets to the Cherry Creek Chorale’s Celtic concert, March 6 and 7. Here’s one of the songs… Read More
A Great New Salad Ingredient
2020-02-20 23:24
Up until this past holiday season I prided myself that I’d never eaten any kale. It just seemed so trendily healthy, and it looked tough and unappetizing. I’d read that you need… Read More
Some Random Health And Fitness Thoughts
2020-02-10 17:49
Image by Wokandapix from PixabayLast week I needed to get keep a doctor’s appointment in order to refill an expired prescription, so even though it was pretty snowy I got myself out th… Read More
The Case For Making Food INconvenient
2020-01-28 17:33
Image by marijana1 from PixabayToday I’m sharing another one of my Astoundingly Obvious Observations (AOOs): The more conveniently available food is, the more you’ll (probably) e… Read More
Glycemic Index Issues
2020-01-16 03:35
Image by Félix Díaz G. from PixabayI wrote an earlier post on the whole idea that sugar is sugar is sugar, dealing with maple syrup, honey, and molasses. At some point I want t… Read More
A Christmas Grab-Bag
2019-12-25 15:10
Hi folks! Today is Christmas Day. I started this post two days ago, but company and outings and cooking interrupted me. Probably no one is going to read this post until tomorrow, but if you… Read More

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