How I met my mother

How I met my mother

Join electric harpist & vocalist Deborah Henson-Conant from her studio for a LIVE STUDIO CONCERT on Saturday May 11, 2019 at 8PM EDT. Sign up HERE to get reminders AND  a replay link if you missed the show! [First posted May 14, 2017, updated May 11, 2019] This is...
How My Dad Sang at His Own Funeral

How My Dad Sang at His Own Funeral

I love to share this photo every father’s day.  It’s one of the only pictures I have of me and my Dad, and it’s on the day of his second wedding. Decades later, I would help my father sing at his own funeral. Let me give that some context: About 30...
Chappy Chanuka

Chappy Chanuka

This is an archive post ~ originally published Dec. 23, 2011  When I was 12 and living in North Carolina, I wanted to send my grandparents a Hannukah card. I’d never celebrated the holiday, since only half my family was Jewish and that half – my mother...
Music is Connection

Music is Connection

When I grew up, music was a huge part of my life but I never listened to records or went to concerts. It was all live.  It all happened in my home – or my relatives’ homes – most of it spontaneous — and it ran the gamut from us playing ukes and...
Where’s My Cowboy Now?

Where’s My Cowboy Now?

We went down the driveway to the main road to throw rocks at cars.  I remember it as the day of my Grandfather’s funeral.  My good buddy Stephen Holmes was visiting. We were about 4 or 5, I guess, and we’d been told to get out of the house.  So we went to...
Headless Venus

Headless Venus

She was my 5th or 6th grade project for history and social studies. I waited ‘til the night before the project was due. Not avoiding it – just obsessing over it.  We were studying ancient Greece and Rome. Finally I took my mother’s Venus, the eight-inch statue...
Nixon or the Kildeer??

Nixon or the Kildeer??

Somewhere recently I heard that, depending on when you grew up, and who was president, you’ll have a different outlook on life.  In the U.S. for example, they said, if you came of a certain age (which I forgot) during the Kennedy administration, you’ll be...
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