Category Archives: parenting

When Did the Dream Die?

As I may have mentioned before in my postings, my daughter is my hero! Her drive, focus, maturity and love of music are a constant source of inspiration (and amazement) to me. Last week we spent a couple of days together … Continue reading

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It’s official, I am below average . . .

If religion was the opiate of the masses in the time of Karl Marx, then Soap Operas might just be the opiate of the masses today. Being in Brazil for a week has left me with the impression that I … Continue reading

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The Best Investment . . .

My father began his career as a teacher, then became a Principal (Head Master) and later the Superintendent of Schools for a county in California.  He was an educator all his life and believed in education.  But he was definitely … Continue reading

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Patience is . . .

My mother was a classy and wise woman and in many ways, thoroughly modern.  Not only was she a beauty queen in college, a high school music and English teacher, an accomplished pianist and organist, leader of the church choir, loved … Continue reading

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Life Lessons from a Classical Music Festival . . .

The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.  ~Denis Waitley While the audience has the opportunity to enjoy a spirited evening of classical music in small medieval churches for six days, the … Continue reading

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Classical Music in the South of France

If music be the food of love, play on!  ~William Shakespeare No more “business” posts from me for a while (I can hear the cheering!). For the next two weeks I will be helping my wife run and manage the … Continue reading

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My Heroes . . .

Early in life all of us have had heroes; people, living and past, real or larger than life characters from novels or comic books. They inspired us.  They provided us with role models of courage, compassion, resourcefulness, grit. Their actions … Continue reading

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