Remember when a giant cardboard box was a magical playhouse? When folding box tops became windows or doors, and sheets over furniture extended your own little cardboard domain? In this electronic gadget and computer world, one may wonder how much this manual form of play and imagination still goes … Continue reading the story "‘My Space’ Cardboard Playhouse & Cardboard Memories"
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I don’t watch the plethora of TV talent shows that seem to pop up more and more every television season. But I’m very glad someone sent me this clip from one. Jackie Evancho sang Puccini's "O Mio Babbino Caro" ("Oh My Dear Papa") on Tuesday’s episode of American’s Got Talent and blew everyone away. … Continue reading the story "Ten Year Old Opera Sensation Jackie Evancho"
For many reasons I’ve always really liked that ‘be childlike not childish’ adage. I wonder where, or should I say when, we tend to lose that innate wide-eyed innocence and sense of fun that is hopefully typical of childhood. I’m guessing as with most things, it’s due to a combination … Continue reading the story "Message Sometimes Received – Childlike Glee a No-No"
If we could only retain all the knowledge and experience gained by those who have come before us, what a brilliant bunch we would be. But so often we have to come to things on our own, each learning and gathering information as if it’s really new, when it’s just new to us. But we muddle through, and hopefully get the benefit too of picking … Continue reading the story "Learning About Arnica from the Big Bad Wolf"
A mother bears a child, who in turn becomes a mother herself one day. Repeating over and over since the beginning of time. But where do the lines cross between mother and child, child and mother? A daughter can be both forever. And no matter how old we get, son or daughter, there are just times we want our mommy. I don’t think that ever … Continue reading the story "Happy Mother’s Day – Musing on the Mothering Cycle"
What do you see when you look in the mirror? Is it what you expect? Is the person staring back at you doing so in disbelief? Wasn’t it only yesterday that face was the face of youth? Weren’t you always the one mistaken for being younger than you were? Funny, that doesn’t happen so much anymore. Then you look at your hands. Hands that were … Continue reading the story "Who Is That in the Mirror?"
Peter Schickele may not exactly be a household name, but were it not for him, we would never have been treated to, or tricked by, the music of P.D.Q. Bach. Both Schickele and P.D.Q. can be difficult to explain. How do you describe someone, for truth be told they are actually one and the same, who can combine immense … Continue reading the story "Peter Schickele and P.D.Q. Bach"
While we now have access to an almost unimaginable wealth of information via the internet, one unavoidable consequence is determining the accuracy of that information. Anyone, and his brother or sister, including me, can proffer information on any number of subjects. The challenge is to weed out the accurate from the inaccurate on the web. So we verify with other sources, share ideas with others, use … Continue reading the story "Weeding the Internet"