On the Gifts of Home: A Bit of This and That

Outside the UAB Department of Music after an afternoon recording session. It is that time of the semester where everyone- students and professors alike- are stressed and exhausted, counting the days until the Thanksgiving break. The last weeks have been filled with wonderful things; recital tours, Dan’s retirement, my book going to print…and anxiety-inspiring things; … More On the Gifts of Home: A Bit of This and That

All Souls’ Day

November first was All Souls’ Day, the day to commemorate the memory of our departed loved ones. So many precious ones gone as life seems to race by. My mother and father, oldest brother and sister, dear aunts and uncles, cousins, grandparents, beloved teachers, dear, dear friends, pets; each loss leaving a tear in my … More All Souls’ Day

The Shiva Chronicles: Upon Which Shiva Plots my Demise

Sometimes she looks so sweet, so gentle, so cuddly…and then I see the gleam in her eyes, the cold, calculating look of ruthless intelligence and determination, and I remember the reality; Shiva is plotting my demise so that she can have Dan all to herself. I’m pretty confident that Sophie is on the hit list, … More The Shiva Chronicles: Upon Which Shiva Plots my Demise

The Dance

Life bowed deeply and reached out his hand, Fingers long and elegant Against the changing fall light. “A dance, my dear? A waltz? A tango? It’s your choice. Times passes so quickly- Won’t you join in the dance?” I shyly put my hand in his, Finally gathering my courage, Stepping out onto the stage, The … More The Dance