Monthly Archives: February 2008

When The Music’s Over?

Today has been one of those cold dreary days that have February in the mountains written all over it—the fire wood is damp, it’s hard to get the house above 65 degrees and after a gray
day or two it’s now foggy outside and getting dark earlier than usual.

It’s been a weekend where very little gets done and there is not much I am particularly inspired to do. In my mind it is like the flip side to a coin where the other side has clarity and breakthrough
pictured boldly in three dimensional glory. …
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A Bit Of The Past – From a Piano Perspective

I grew up in a small to medium sized town in Michigan called Port Huron. The town itself was sort of nondescript and was like many towns of its day—the rich people lived in one part of town, the poor
in another and those who found themselves in between—well they sort of lived on the edges of where everybody else lived.

We had two high schools, a couple of radio stations, a community college, two golf courses and a sailboat marina among other attractions. In addition, the town was just across the St. …
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Yes We Can…Or Can We?

In light of my recent discovery of the “Yes We Can” music video featuring Barak Obama and its powerful message calling people together for change, I have to wonder what the real message
of this video is and whether it is realistic to think that “ordinary people” can make much of a difference in the political landscape of America. …
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“A” Political

In the overall scheme of things it is hard to describe just how very little politics matters in my life. And I think it all stems back to a political science class I took at St. Clair Community College in … Continue reading

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One of those days

Yesterday was one of those days that rolls around every 15 or 20 years or so in North Carolina when the temperatures in February reach record highs. The recorded temperature yesterday for Boone was 69 degrees, surpassing by 7 degrees … Continue reading

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Another Ice Storm

One of the major differences between North Carolina and my previous home state of Michigan is the incidences of freezing rain/ice storms during the winter months. My memory of Michigan is that the sky clouded over in late October and … Continue reading

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