Out from the storm, a joy and a miracle!

I wrote a number of blogs four years ago and for some reason kept them in draft form. At the time, I wanted to go over them to make sure they said what I intended. Unfortunately, I forgot about them until my son reminded me they were there. It is now four years later...

The flower that spoke to my heart

I penned a poem years ago. It’s been one of my favorites ever since. Do you mind if I share it with you? That’s kind of you to agree. Well, then, here it is:   A Rose In Bloom   I thought I saw a rose in bloom red velvet deep within a golden hue. I paused to stay a...

What’s the point?

I am doing what I hate to do…the confusing, painstaking, administrative, detailed, non-creative side of being an author. It’s the pits. Really. It’s all I can do to keep at it day-in-and-day-out. But! And this is a big but. I’ve learned something about myself and in...

Helps!

Somewhere along the way there has always been a person or situation that has been of help in my life. I may not have recognized it at the time but I recognize it now and am filled with gratitude. Large blocks of years in my life have been devoted to music, education,...

The Garden

I was saddened as I passed a garden recently. It was the garden of a friend now gone to seed. I remembered how beautiful it had been and the care taken. It had been tendered with love and attention, watered and trimmed and the bushes and flowers held their heads up...

If only they had known!

I was recently ill. Unfortunately my four-footed friends still needed food and water. So out of my sick bed and into the kitchen I crawled, got the dry food and filled up their bowls, opened a can of their favorite meat, called them in to eat and sat back weakened by...

Music is life

Music has been an important part of my life since I was six. Oh, I don’t mean that it was just there as background in a family setting. Although that was certainly true. I mean that it was an intrinsic part of my life as a person from the time of my first piano...