Dorilla the Gorilla

When the Summer began, I promised Paul we’d write a song together. And so began the journeys of our protagonist, Dorilla the Gorilla and her van, Anna. We finished it yesterday. So what better way to jump back into Ukulele Fridays than with Paul’s original composition – with backing vocals […]

Tomato Man

Nothing has gone as planned this week. And that’s ok. Because I just found out there’s a local liquor store that delivers. So even when all plans go awry, there’s hope! Wait. I feel an inspiration poster coming on… I know. I’ve missed my calling, haven’t I? Where were we? […]

I Will Find the Positive, Damnit

So. 2016. She’s been…a doozy. And I, too, find myself occasionally referring to her as a “dumpster fire” and “the year that shall not be named.” I mean, it’s hard to have Faith when George isn’t even here any more to tell me I’ve “gotta have” it. And I don’t […]

The Peace Carol (UPDATED)

If you don’t already know about Neil Kramer, you should. He writes with a vulnerability that is compulsively endearing. His eye for composition and beauty in the mundane makes my heart swell. And if you’ve been here for a while, you know I like to participate in his annual¬†Christmahanukwanzaakah Online […]

My Grandfather’s Clock

Perhaps you all recall that my mother is one of nine musically-endowed siblings. Well, one of those siblings visited last weekend. She and her lovely husband performed a birthday poem they wrote for me in the style of Lin-Manuel Miranda. It’s entitled “Ode to Elly Lou.” My favorite verse? She […]

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