Best Ever Birthday Gift ~ A List of Possibilities

Best Ever Birthday Gift ~ A List of Possibilities

It’s true I’m probably a control freak when it comes to my birthday (or possibly, everything). It’s true I get nervous every time someone gives me a gift. It’s true I worry – a lot – about where to put the gifts people give me. I’m working on all that....
The Birthday Rose

The Birthday Rose

There’s a tradition where I come from that’s called the “Birthday Rose” and it goes like this: On your birthday, someone gives you a rose and your job is to head out for a long walk and take this rose with you.  It’s generally better if...
Why you Need to Know How to Play ‘Happy Birthday’

Why you Need to Know How to Play ‘Happy Birthday’

Edith, my grandmother, was a purely functional musician.  She could beat out the rhythm and the chords for a hymn or a folk song, and she did it, loud and strong at Eastern Star meetings and Cancer Dressing events. “People have to sing,” she said, “And somebody has to...
How to Musically Self-Medicate (on your Birthday)

How to Musically Self-Medicate (on your Birthday)

You-Tube Sing-along Video Download the FREE MP3 It’s true that I grew up with singing as my first language. It’s true that singing was celebration. It was solace. It was communion. And it was often a kind of healing. So do I self-medicate with song today? You bet I...

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