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Just Sayin’: So, You Don’t Know Music – A How-To Guide for Parents of Music Students

“But I don’t know music.” Sometimes when I hear this statement come out of the mouths of parents whose children are just starting to learn about music, I want to climb on my soapbox and preach to the world. After… Continue Reading

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Just Sayin’: As My Mother Used to Say …

Any of you who have spoken with me for more than two minutes know that my conversations are liberally sprinkled with “ . . . as my mother used to say. . .” My mother was a very wise woman,… Continue Reading

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Just Sayin’: Comin ‘round the Mountain!

“So, where are we going this time?” For me that is one of the most exciting ( freighted with possibilities and anticipation ) phrases that anyone can utter. I don’t care if it’s a walk, a car ride, a train… Continue Reading

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Just Sayin’: Children! What Good Are They, Anyway?

As I watch the news and just live life day to day, I notice that regardless of the country, ethnicity, social strata or economic development, children are pretty much welcomed into this world with unmitigated joy. Then life happens. What… Continue Reading

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Just Sayin’: Once More, with Feeling – The Topic of Love

In February I sat down to write a piece about love. Well, it was Valentine’s Day after all.  I hadn’t written anything productive for a few weeks, so I put on my self-discipline hat and set to work. Oh, I… Continue Reading