Attention to Detail!

Have you ever experienced or complained about something not working correctly, like a recipe that didn’t come out just right or getting lost and had to admit that the reason might have been because you didn’t follow the instructions? Not paying attention to details or not following explicit directions is a pain and can result…

A busy week ahead.

This is going to be a busy week. I’m excited! I will get to play some music with some musicians… all together .. in real time .. in person. For me, this will be the first time playing like this since last March!   We will of course be socially distanced, divided by plexiglass and…

VOTE!

A couple of thoughts….. Democracy means that there’s no “Go” without the say of the people.  So use your voices. VOTE. Do NOT be silent, just sit on the sidelines or find excuses. VOTE. Our ancestors, family members, loved ones and friends deserve our participation in these elections that they have fought and died for….

Do what you can…

Greetings Friends.. Some days it’s hard to imagine that as bad as things seem to be, they could be worse! Some days you just surrender to feelings of despair, depression or helplessness. And when you feel like that, you periodically shake yourself out of it, looking instead at the blessings and good things that are…

A little inspiration and motivation..

Greetings Friends.. Today’s blog is short. I’m sharing something I stumbled on while thumbing through a magazine the other day. Sharing it with you for your consideration. Maybe some part of it will inspire, motivate or simply help you get through your day. Before you Pray, Believe Before you speak, Listen Before you spend, Earn…

Communication

Hi Friends.. These last few weeks have been particularly busy. The start of the school year in this new totally online modality, the reimagining of workflow, the increasing demands for patience in this bizarre time of so much unrest and uncertainty can be exhausting!!!! Our current domestic political climate and the important issues surrounding the…

Patience….

Greetings Friends..  I didn’t have the opportunity to post a blog entry last week.  My schedule has heated up BIGTIME with of the start of the school  year at  the University of Southern California. As program Chair of the Popular Music Program, you can imagine the planning and details which have had to become part…

Collaboration

I’ve been receiving some wonderful feedback from some of you about  the new website, my social media posts and about this “blog”!! Thanks for your kind words and continued support!! After posting my recent blog about the use of the song “Forget Me Nots” in the recent  film “Fatal Affair”, there seemed to be a…

Stay safe, wear a mask.

Today was a beautiful, not too hot summer day in Southern California. Although I did spend some time outdoors at home in my yard and enjoyed having the choice to do very little work today, it hit me a few times how close we are to the start of the next academic school year.  Not unlike…

“Forget Me Nots”.

Greetings My Friends!! Wow… I’ve heard that the #1 Netflix movie last week was Fatal Affair! My song ”Forget Me Nots” is prominently used!   In 1982, Forget Me Nots received very little support from the record label I was with at the time. The disappointment about that, as well as all the other potential “hits”…