A New Year.. another chance.

We are about to celebrate a new year, 2021. For some, this crazy year could not be over soon enough! It’s been difficult, confusing, hurtful, deadly. There’s been weird information, conflicting information, no information. Our patience, our sense of truth and justice, our care or lack thereof for others, our balance of politics and policies over…

Happy Holidays!

Hey Friends! I hope that this blog post finds you doing OK and that you and yours are well and safe.    We are all very hopeful that the roll out of the new vaccine will be effective and help to keep our first responders, essential workers and people at highest risks out of the…

GRATEFUL, THANKFUL… .

Greetings Friends! Since last I shared my thoughts with you on my blog, a lot has happened and continues to happen in the World! The USA is experiencing some history -making events!! Our recent elections have revealed the power of the VOTE. When we all speak, through our voices at the polls, changes are indeed…

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…