It wasn’t a resolution of mine, but it just so happens that with the new year I’ve been starting each morning with a bit of drawing and a lot of clarinet practice. As far as the drawing goes, Daughter gave me these cool watercolor markers that are incredibly fun. One end has a brush tip… Read More The reason for my extended absence is simple: I’ve been doodling.
At the convent where I work, there’s a gift shop in the front entrance. I pass by it every morning on my way up to my office. Usually they have one of the Sister’s watercolors on display in the entry. One day it was this one… I rather liked it, so now it’s on… Read More Sister Lillian’s Five Year Plan
Yes! It’s true — what we’ve all been longing for has finally happened. Metallica wrote a children’s book! I know what you’re thinking. You thought it was enough singing little Timmy to sleep with the soft, melodic tones of “Creeping Death” and “Seek & Destroy.” Must you read to him as well? But hear me… Read More Rockin’ the cradle: Heavy metal for the kiddos
Practice helps. But there’s a much easier way, and I imagine a much more common way: You pay for it. From its beginning, Carnegie was a rental hall. I looked up the price for renting it, should you feel so inclined. Without putting in a lot of effort, I found the going price in 2014 for… Read More How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?
Hello Friends. I’ve skipped a couple weeks of Bad Theology posts. Did you notice? It wasn’t that I wasn’t finding plenty examples of Bad Theology, only I got involved in setting up a Facebook page for this blog. But now I’m back. Though for today we’re gonna take a little detour toward Good Theology, with a little help… Read More Good Theology for Good Friday
When I was a young lass, I believed Christmas songs were like homemade cookies. There was no such thing as a bad one. Then someone shared their mom’s cookies made with raisins, dates and orange peel, and my childhood innocence was lost forever.
Remember a few weeks ago, when you saw my old family photo? Well, in my hunt for that pic, I came across this one, which I didn’t even know I had. This is a picture of my four great-uncles (Father’s side), in their youth, in their own band! Do you suppose they practiced in the… Read More Ye Olde Family Band Picture
Recently I volunteered at a community concert thing-a-ma-jig. Lest you imagine that makes me a caring, noble creature, I did it because it got me a free ticket to the thing-a-ma-jig. They asked me to usher, which just goes to show how little they knew me. Somehow I thought I’d be alone in a ticket… Read More Extroverts Are Cute
Have you ever had a week that started out badly and went downhill from there? Each new day you’d think, “Well, at least it can’t get any wor … oh shit. It totally can.” That describes my past week at work. Home was fine, work was crap. Friday rolls around and I did not want to… Read More Music and Dance