Note by Note: A New Day| No. 29 | 7.20.20

How have these times changed you? Even as I ask, I doubt any of us can fully answer. I suspect we’ll be unravelling the impact of this pandemic for decades. 

Living with an invisible, unprecedented threat has brought with new…

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Note by Note: Hallelujah | No. 28 | 6.7.20

"This world is full of conflicts and full of things that cannot be reconciled. But there are moments when we can...reconcile and embrace the whole mess, and that's what I mean by 'Hallelujah.' "   ~Leonard Cohen 

Hallelujah (n.) – an…

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Note by Note: Life's Blooper Reels | No. 27 | 5.15.20

When Linda cooked up the idea of recording a live CD, my insides clenched. I proceeded to be nervous for the next four months. 

You see, I’m a card-carrying perfectionist. I love performing and sharing music live, but “what happens…

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Note by Note: If I Needed You | No. 26 | 4.12.20

Five-year-old me is rocking back and forth on her heels. All dressed up, I am waiting to meet Santa Claus for the first time. The line for the elevator at this department store in downtown St. Louis is long. My…

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Note by Note: The Fall | No. 25 | 3.19.20

My dream was crystal clear. A woman was falling from a tall skyscraper in slow motion right in front of me. I watched helplessly from across the street. Unable to I avert my eyes, I was horrified and also confused—why…

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Note by Note: Consider the Bear | No. 24 | 2.20.20

Consider the bear... 

* Bears hibernate up to 7½ months without eating, drinking, urinating or defecating. They have an amazing self-contained system that enables them to recycle their own water and retain bone strength and muscle mass. 
* During hibernation…

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Note by Note: Hats Off to 2020! | No. 23 | 1.17.20

My word of intention for this new year is “gutsy.” I originally toyed with “fearless” but decided that a certain amount of fear will be my companion if I’m living right.  Choosing gutsiness, I’m declaring “Hats Off to 2020!” 

“Do…

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Note by Note: My'Rish Blessing | No. 18 | 8.15.19

“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”  ~Toni Morrison 

Life is rich and raw, isn’t it? As brilliant, beloved author Toni Morrison showed us time and time…

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