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Band Geek for Life

A band geek for life. Yes, that’s me. I was 11 years old when I picked up the clarinet for the first time. I joined the school band and officially became a band geek. Eventually, I played in all kinds of bands: concert, jazz, Dixieland, symphonies, musicals and church choirs. It was a blast! And everything they say about “band camp” is true.

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Conversations Matter

Conversations matter. I was reminded of this a few weeks ago over coffee with my husband Sam. Saturday afternoons have become our date time. Our youngest daughter Charlotte attends a local theatre program for three hours and during this time Sam and I usually go grocery shopping and run errands. But one afternoon of late, we ran out of things to do and ended up at Starbucks for a coffee.  We grabbed our drinks and headed for a table in the corner. And we began to talk.

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My 2017 Reading List

I love reading. Books have been cherished friends ever since my 4th-grade teacher Miss Hinchey introduced me them to me. She would read novels to us by reading us a chapter as a reward for getting our work done and transported us to such places as a ranch near Colorado in the early 1900’s or to the magical factory of Willy Wonka. Every day, I carve out some time to read…

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