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Cohen’s Hallelujah

With all the raging fires in Canada and the United States plus the powerful hurricanes and storm surges created by Harvey and Irma, and don’t forget the earthquake in Mexico, I feel a need to turn to Leonard Cohen. Although I’m well aware that the word hallelujah is an expression of praise and worship, Cohen […]

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on the reality of time well spent

When I practice piano, I start with a musical piece I’m familiar with or, dare I say, even relatively good at playing. Then I segue into practicing and focusing on the details of learning the newest (to me) piece. I love playing piano. I love practicing the piano. After all, it’s still the number one […]

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The Story of the Piano Men

Last time I promised to share the story about moving the piano. Before I forget — the story and to share it with you — imagine this: The Piano movers who delivered my new piano have since retired so I asked the good people where I had purchased the piano, who they might recommend. There’s […]

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Jane Austen wrote, “There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” Some people write so eloquently about home, the sense of home, or home as something missed or longed for. I’m not going to put thoughts in your mind because to me home is a feeling. Home means varying things to me — […]

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Pleasure is good

The sun leaned on me like a dog against its master’s leg. I’d been practicing for over an hour yet it seemed like only minutes. Like a kid who’s being called home for dinner, I knew I had to leave the piano. But I could have played on until the sun slunk away. And so, […]

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Where words fail, music speaks

“Where words fail, music speaks.” — Hans Christian Anderson I love my time with the piano. “The piano keys are black and white but they sound like a million colors in your mind” — Maria Cristina Mena Most of you are aware that I’ve been learning to play piano in my golden years. It’s number one […]

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