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Why I Like Playing Music

I like playing music because its something that keeps me out of trouble and I’m good at it. And it is something I will be able to do for pretty much the rest of my life. 580 more words

Follow-up Doctors Visit

Tomorrow I have a follow-up appointment with the surgeon who performed my carpal tunnel release. I am going to have to explain why I did not follow his directions about not unwrapping my hand. 504 more words


My Thoughts About

… my drawing and sketching. Sometimes I get frustrated with myself when I can’t get the drawing the way I want it. Sometimes I think about not drawing because I’m NOT that good at it. 139 more words

My Thoughts

Holiday Gift Guide for Your Kid's Music Teacher

I get asked about 50 times a year by my non-musician friends and family members what an appropriate gift would be for their child’s violin/piano/clarinet teacher, so I thought I would post a few ideas.  465 more words

Daily Diary - Saturday, December 8, 2017 - Day 38

Today was a milestone, although I didn’t intend for it to be. I played the whole Suite front to back.

Lately, I’ve been beginning my work by practicing some of the passages that give me problems technically. 394 more words


Daily Diary - December 7, 2017 - Day 37

There was a desert wind blowing that night. It was one of those hot dry Santa Anas that come down through the mountain passes and curl your hair and make your nerves jump and your skin itch. 279 more words


waiting for Jesus – an Advent-season-prayer-a-day, Day 5, Thursday, December 7, 2017

Note: Advent, from the Latin, adventus, “coming”, is the Christian season of preparation for Jesus’ birth, the heart of the Christmas celebration, and, according to scripture and the Christian creeds, his second appearance on some future, unknown day and also according to scripture and Christian tradition, his daily coming through the Holy Spirit. 151 more words

A Personal Reflection