Monthly Archives: July 2015

In the Meme Time: When You’re 90

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In the Meme Time: When You’re 90

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Video of the Week #5

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Video of the Week #5

Hawaiian slack key guitar. I have had the pleasure of seeing Makana perform in person at the Musical Instrument Museum.

How to Practice the Piano: The Warm-Up, Part I—Preparatory Exercises . . .by Andrea R Huelsenbeck  

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How to Practice the Piano: The Warm-Up, Part I—Preparatory Exercises . . .by Andrea R Huelsenbeck   

Doing Life Together

083This post started as a response to Jeff Goin’s 500 Word Challenge. The writing prompt was to explain how to do something, step by step.

Although I am not a piano teacher, I know a lot about practicing the piano. I have been playing piano on and off for 54 years, and I love/hate practicing. Many music students regard it as a necessary evil. However, to learn what scientists say about how daily practice and learning to play an instrument benefits you, watch the video below:

To be a great musician (I confess I am not), practicing is a discipline you must cultivate. It is a way of life. The suggestions I give may be applicable to practicing other instruments as well. (For an excellent treatise on the discipline of practicing the guitar, also applicable to other instruments, read Practicing: A Musician’s Return to Music, by Glenn Kurtz.) better practiceing

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In the Meme Time: If You Want to Write

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In the Meme Time: If You Want to Write

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Monday Morning Wisdom #8

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Monday Morning Wisdom #8

“Old patterns will persist if serious effort is not made to change them.” –Dr. James DobsonMMW

From the Creator’s Heart #4

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From the Creator’s Heart #4

Every skilled woman spun with her hands and brought what she had spun–blue, purple or scarlet yarn or fine linen. And all the women who were willing and had the skill spun the goat hair. (Exodus 35:25-26 NIV)

Morning Walk Slideshow

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Morning Walk Slideshow

Recently I took a walk with the express purpose of photographing trees and doorways. I didn’t get many doorways, though. It feels a little creepy aiming your camera at your neighbor’s front door. Besides, I got distracted by peoples’ landscaping. I live in a particularly charming late 70s-early 80s development.

I used my daughter’s old Sony Cyber-shot, which is the best camera in the house. However, the display is really hard to see in the bright Arizona sunlight, so I had to just point and hope I was framing my shot well. Thank God for cropping.

I took 50 pictures before my battery died. Here are the best ones. Sorry, I don’t know the names of all the flowers.

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