Category Archives: Annual Posts

Want To Make Some Kids (and Adults, too) Really Happy?

Dear Friends and Family, I know you are frequently asked for donations or to buy something for a fundraiser. We all know there are LOTS of really good causes. Because I know many of you already give to many community … Continue reading

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Celiac Awareness Day – “One Grain More”

In honor of National Celiac Awareness Month, I HAD to share this hilarious video (please note – the Kellogg’s Corn Flake Crumbs shown in this video are NOT gluten-free; they contain barley malt extract). As anyone with food allergies knows, navigating … Continue reading

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A Somber Remembrance – Thoughts on the Anniversary of 9/11

I suppose every generation has its share of “Where were you when….?” moments – those “somethings” that happen that are so big, so life-altering, and which affect so many people that the vast majority of them have a memory etched … Continue reading

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For Bev – “Again Someday”

. Today would have been my little sister’s 60th birthday. Miss you like heck, Sis…. . (“Again Someday” by Blackmore’s Night – available on CD or MP3)

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“Over The Rainbow” (Eva Cassidy)

. This is one of my favorite arrangements of this beloved song – It’s just a beautiful, soothing song, don’t you think?: . . (“Over The Rainbow” by the incomparable Eva Cassidy – available on CD or MP3) .

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“Hallelujah” – k.d. lang

. . There are so many wonderful versions of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” out there – originally covered by John Cale, the version performed by the late Jeff Buckley is perhaps the most well-known of them all (the song has also … Continue reading

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“The Seal Lullaby” by Eric Whitacre

. . In 2004, Eric Whitacre set Rudyard Kipling’s poem “The Seal Lullaby” to music: Oh! Hush thee, my baby, the night is behind us, And black are the waters that sparkled so green. The moon, o’er the combers, looks … Continue reading

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“Be Still My Soul”

Honestly, one of the most beautiful arrangements of this beloved hymn: . . (Performed by the BYU Concert Choir, from their CD “All Creatures of Our God and King” from Tantara Records, directed by Mack Wilberg. This is also available … Continue reading

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Happy 30th Birthday, Sarah!

. Thirty years ago today, a spirited whirlwind of a girl blew into our lives: ….and we have never been the same.  Where has all that time gone? God has a wicked sense of humor – ask any family that has … Continue reading

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Still Crazy (In Love) After All These Years

Forty-two years ago today, two starry-eyed kids said “I do”…. To my wonderful husband, Paul – thank you for all of the special memories, and for making me so incredibly happy.

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