The Old Has Passed, the New Has Come

The Old Has Passed, the New Has Come “Fast away the old year passes, Fa la la la la, la la la la. Hail the new, ye lads and lasses, Fa la la la la, la la la la.”                                                                         (Deck the Halls) 2023...

Music in Life

MUSIC in LIFE Recently, while sorting through some boxes, I discovered a notebook containing a program about music in American life I helped two of my children put together many years ago for an event about nineteenth century America. Music is woven into the fabric of...

Remembering 9-11

  It was a sunny, blue-sky, late summer morning. An ordinary day, September 11, 2001. I’d watched the news and weather on TV earlier, but I was now into my daily routine at home. My husband’s nephew had called to say his wife was in labor, so my husband, who was a...

The MOM Degree

My mother told me that she wanted to go to college and study biology. However, at the time she graduated from high school, most women did not attend college. They got married and raised a family, which she did. (She was married to my dad for 47 years, until his death,...