Tag Archives: music

….and Nothing

When you’ve got a “to do” list that is more like a “to do” book, and when you suspect that there might have to be a second volume to this book, then you’ve got two choices. You can either get … Continue reading

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Brown-Eyed Girl

Like all of my posts, I start writing them in my head first. I sometimes fixate on a phrase. Sometimes it is a single word. I’ve rewritten whole paragraphs because I wanted to include a particular word and I was … Continue reading

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My Internal Playlist

For Today’s Perfect Moment,  I have selected a scene from yesterday with which we can all resonate. I was out in my car, purposefully avoiding news channels and listening to music.  A song came on the radio that I hadn’t … Continue reading

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What Song Was That?

After my online teaching day was over, I decided to go out for a socially distanced walk.  It was raining a little and it was easy to stay the requested distance away from the very few people who were also … Continue reading

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Thinking of the First Concert I Attended

The first concert I ever went to was RUSH during the Signals tour. I had listened to Moving Pictures and the incredible Tom Sawyer many times.  The summer before, you heard that song everywhere.  Then at Christmas, I got Exit … Continue reading

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The Cat Upstages Christmas Dinner

So we did the Turkey thing at my place for a select group: my Mom, my Aunt, and my girlfriend.  Obviously, I was there too.  I can’t call it the full on Turkey thing because we didn’t have to stuff … Continue reading

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Alegria

Writing about this past weekend’s Perfect Moment is a no-brainer. Cirque Du Soleil is in town with a reboot of their famous show Alegria.  My girlfriend and I have had some wonderful dates, but going to see a live performance … Continue reading

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Stop and Listen

The expression stop and smell the roses is meant to be metaphorical, I guess. However, today I had a more literal take on it. I left work early, as is the norm on Tuesday, expecting rain and feeling the need … Continue reading

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Music and Exercise

Though I did catch a cold, I have managed to continue my exercise program. While I am not able to do it every day, I have managed to keep it pretty regular.  I have also managed to reduce my sugar … Continue reading

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Disassemble

    Do you ever wish you could disassemble your day and reassemble it in another way like so much lego? The idea came to me as I walked the subway concourse. I heard the sound of a cello (I … Continue reading

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