Category Archives: Music

Upside Down Icicle

Despite feeling raw in my still fresh mourning of my mother’s passing, yesterday, I spotted something uncommonly soothing and strangely inspiring. I felt blessed to capture such a rare sight; an obvious totem. A bizarre beacon, I decided it was a sign because it seemed a fitting gesture from my mother, who always urged me…

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Create Like a Child

My budding artiste wrote (and recorded, thanks to my honey, the Producer) her first full song. I am truly amazed. Of course I always knew she was musical and yes, I take some credit for her genetic predisposition to being artistically inclined. But this music came from a place that I am unfamiliar with, or…

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Seasons, Cycles and Sounds

As soon as Labor Day is over, like many, I mourn the end of summer days and begrudgingly readjust my body and alarm clock to a new (and now that my eldest has started middle school) ungodly early wake up time for a fresh school year. For those who are of the Jewish faith tradition,…

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Uncle Marvin (Hamlisch, that is)

Marvin Hamlisch was a wonderful, sweet, funny man.  I knew him. I treasure my memories of him, and his contribution to my life will never be forgotten.   I don’t have that many people who served as loving, appropriate, father figures.   Note to any actual biological parental units checking in: that statement isn’t meant…

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A Grammy icon forever remembered. . .

Many consider the death of an icon as significant as a natural or national disaster. At the top of my list are 9/11 and the Japanese tragedy where countless lives were reduced to rubble in a devastating earthquake. But the loss of an inspirational star’s life has its own, equally profound effect, because it hits…

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Making Days Holy

For those of you who don’t know, the Jewish High Holy Days begin with Rosh Hashana (the New Year) and end with Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement).  During this ten day stretch, those who observe go through a period of deep introspection, evaluate the choices and actions we’ve made over the course of the…

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From Sound to Silence

I am not afraid of many things in life, probably because I’ve survived so many, relatively speaking, horrible incidents.  But recently, something frightening has been happening.  I have lost my voice – twice – within a short period of time.  I know for many this is a seemingly insignificant event and probably low on a…

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Music and Mayhem

My birthday was almost a week ago.  I had been looking forward to honoring it quietly and simply which included plans to take my kids out one night and the next, enjoy a lovely romantic dinner with my honey.  An additional surprise came when my boyfriend announced he been offered a personal invitation by Maestro Masur…

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Pop Culture Preaches Passion

I admit to having more than a passing interest in pop culture.  And when it comes to certain reality TV shows, my interest is heightened. No, I’m not much of a Snookie fan preferring instead MTV’s pro-social themed Buried Life and Made.  I will confess to having followed with excitement MTV’s Sun Drop soda launch,…

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Coloring in the Lines

The Race to Nowhere; now it’s personal.

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