Riding the Rails: A Train Ride to the Bay

Train Ride Last weekend, I took a train ride over to the San Francisco Bay Area. It was my first train ride in Northern California. I was headed towards my final destination of Jack London Square in Oakland to meet with a friend and look for an outdoor workshop...

Spring is Here!

Spring is Here! I’m grateful that Spring is here. Yay! I have come to enjoy Spring as my favorite season. For me, it?s the blossoming of new hope and possibilities. I am always amazed at the beauty and bold vitality of new flowers, as the squirrels celebrate up...

Songworms on My Mind

Songworms on My Mind Sometimes I am haunted by songworms. Have you ever had a song stuck in your head for hours or days on end? I have a close musical compadre? who has coined the name ?songworm? for this phenomenon. Some researchers use the term ?earworm.? Here?s...

Raffi Sings

Artist Spotlight:Raffi Last weekend, Dena and I went to hear Raffi in concert at the lovely and classy Crest Theatre located in downtown Sacramento. His concert was billed as ?Raffi ? 40 Years of Singable Songs.? I?ve been an adult fan of his music for children since...

Musical Adventures of 2016

Thank You 2016! I sure had a wild ride of musical adventures in 2016. I?m very grateful that I retired in 2015. It has given me a lot more time to do what I love. Here?s how the year unfolded, month by month. JANUARY Wrote Bless the Journey Now, a new song to...