Perspective

…Halfway Home: A Post

  I still can’t believe she’s gone. I can’t believe I won’t be calling her to let her know I made it home to Colorado okay just for her to talk my head off about music and just talk my head off in general…. And then for her…

Starr Dust: The Musical Staff as Awareness Itself

  “Music is not in the notes but in the silence between them.”  – Achille-Claude Debussy,  (22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918) Claude Debussy (pronounced day-boo-see) was a French composer whose most recognizable composition is arguably “Clair de Lune,” which means “Moonlight” in French. Find it online…

Music is Life

It’s 4 a.m., my alarm blares and I lay there thinking, “Do I really have to get up? I can just be overweight, out of shape and eat what I want. The Mister will still love me, so it’s cool”. I said the last part while stumbling into…

Touch My Heart with a Song

  There are songs for your ear Open your heart and you’ll hear There’s a rhythm to dance, Har-mo-ny to enchant.   It was a dark night.  I was feeling detached and tired as I listened again to my still small voice within; it said,” Go in and…

A Post from Laura J. Delfino

I’m in the thick of the middle. Lots of going and doing and constant adjustment and readjustment of schedules, expectations, and plans; learning as I go, shooting for great, accepting whatever keeps it all afloat. I’m often caught up, nay swept away by the riptides of family-keeping. And…

Project Say Something: Acting Up

The Alabama Memorial Preservation Act, passed in May 2017, has become a contested issue in the state of Alabama recently. The Act prohibits the removal, relocation, alteration, renaming or “other disturbance” to all public buildings, streets, or monuments over 40 years old. The law is problematic to many,…

Balance

      Balance is about setting and adjusting boundaries so that they are beneficial to my emotional and physical health. For me, balance will never be a one-time alignment. It is a continual reassessment of personal, social, and political environments as they affect my life and purpose. …

Learning Myself: Duality

Once upon a time… lol. Sorry, couldn’t help myself. I know it’s cliché to begin with that sentence, but it’s the appropriate way to start this true tale about a couple of cats who grew up together, one a realist with street cred, the other who dreamed of…

FORGET ABOUT BALANCE

  “Congruence entails living in dynamic harmony, where strands of our lives play in concert together in a way that has a deep and meaningful resonance and that changes as we learn to grow” –  C. Gergen & G. Vanourek I used to really love the balance of…

Love in a Minor Key

  (A song about caring for the young voices and lives of our future.) I share my heartfelt grief with this song I wrote  after the Columbine school tragedy about 20 years ago. This tragedy continues to unfold still; – no pictures, just words.  The pictures on the…