Life’s a/no Picnic?

August 18, 2019
The word “picnic” comes from the French.  After the French Revolution royal parks became open to the public for the first time.  So all kinds of people would gather for “pique-nique” a pitch-in meal in the park.  Some of these gatherings would be very simple with just a few people while others would include lots of people with elaborate food and wine.

Let It Go

August 11, 2019
For a long time, the phrase “let go and let God” had popularity suggesting if we just let go of our concerns and turn them over to God we will be provided all we need to find direction for living.  Well, these days when I hear or see “let go” I can’t help but sing – “Let it go, let it go; Can’t hold it back anymore”! Thanks to Disney’s animated movie “Frozen.” we now have a theme song for letting go! But what are we meant to let go of?

Christmas In July

July 28, 2019
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. ~Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol, 1843 The thermometer in my car this past week hit 101…

Ambient Noise

July 14, 2019
John Cage was an eccentric and experimental musical composer. One of his most famous experimental compositions was a piece called 4’33” For performances, the pianist would come on stage, sit down at the piano, open the score, and then start a stopwatch that ran for four minutes and 33 seconds. The composition was 4 minutes and 33 seconds of silence.