Piano Memories

Once upon a time, in what almost seems like another life, I played the piano. I don’t mean Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. The type of playing I did involved practicing for many hours a day. I was even a keyboard minor in college (piano, organ and actual keyboard). Then life took a different path, and […]

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Treasure in the Southern end of Appalachia

All we wanted to do was sit and relax and see their world at the other end of Appalachia… To our great delight, this is exactly what happened.

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A Testimonial to a Tree

We almost chopped it down the year we bought our house. That was 20+years and un-countable pies and cans of applesauce ago. We had this large tree right smack where our driveway ought to be, and it didn’t even bear fruit. Or so we thought. An elderly couple stopped by and asked if they could […]

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Three Songs – My Favorites – What are Yours?

Write about the three most important songs in your life — what do they mean to you? That’s today’s assignment. As a music-lover this should be easy-breezy right? Bet you thought I would say it was difficult! But actually, it was pretty easy for me. I have eclectic taste in music. I enjoy the Disney […]

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Larry Boy Greets my Boys

The other day I woke up with a VeggieTales song stuck in my head. Since my kids are 15+, this is not a common event anymore. It was a great way to wake up, though, and reminded me of one of my favorite interviews.

Years ago I interviewed Mike Nawrocki (VeggieTales co-creator and voice of Larry Boy), and he gave my kids a special greeting at the end of the interview. Although they are quite a bit older now, it’s still a family treasure:

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Winter is Coming. Back to Rock Band!

One of our favorite winter pastimes. Nothing like a night of Rock Band with the kids. Gotta tell you, we can do the Bohemian Rhapsody like pros!

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Save Money on Music Lessons

Last week, our son became a pianist thanks to the Internet (the video of him playing is at the end of this article). We didn’t have to pay for lessons, and we didn’t have to nag him about practicing. All we did was offer him an Internet connection, and he did the rest on his […]