by on April 28, 2022
A few things have caught my attention and triggered opinions lately. If I can remember them I will share them today. As of this morning I can only recall one. But others may occur to me as the day wears on. FEELINGS - What is up with the whole "I feel like..." thing? So many people say, "I feel like [the sun will come up in the east tomorrow morning]" (as an example)...describing a fact as a feeling, as if how they feel actually has some control over the fact? And everybody's saying it! I...
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by on March 10, 2022
I was going to do a health update today because there are so many changes going on...but somehow that doesn't seem right. I just got a text from my sister, who is on her way to a friend's memorial service tonight. My heart hurts for her, but it's impossible to share in another's grief. It's something we have to experience ourselves. I am glad that she will be with others who also love Edie though...and I hope that they all derive comfort from each other. Gwen and Edie were lifelong friends fr...
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by on February 3, 2022
I hated practicing my Philipp finger exercises through my childhood. But my instructor, Lawrence LaGore (Michigan Conservatory of Music), told me that someday I would thank him. And that "someday" is nearly every day that I play my keyboard! If I was a recording artist, and made an album of praise and worship music to - and about - Jesus, would I get all made up and get my picture put on the cover...thereby putting the focus on ME? When I am in a spiritual or personal tailspin I recover by i...
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by on January 20, 2022
I haven't done one of these in a long time but thought that the things that caught my eye today were quite varied! Anyway, here they are, in no particular order, in case anyone else is interested in any of these topics: Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Improves Depression Symptoms Without Affecting Salivary Cortisol and Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor in Patients With Major Depression: A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial ...
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