Category Archives: Blogging

Another Choral Publication Is on the Way …

Greetings! It gives me great pleasure to announce that Colla Voce, Inc., the outstanding music publisher from Indianapolis, will publish my choral piece On Christmas Night. This is my sixth publication with Colla Voce and I am deeply appreciative for … Continue reading

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Oops! Here’s the Winter TBR List …

Greetings! A quick review of my new resurgence in posting revealed that I never gave you the details of the Winter TBR (To Be Read) list! Here you go!  Grab one of these at the library, bookstore, or Kindle and … Continue reading

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The Winter Read Is in Full Bloom!

Greetings! Well, there’s only sixteen days left to complete the Winter TBR list and, guess what? We’re not going to make it! So, just like last month we made an adjustment on Leap Day (February 29), I’ll adjust the Spring … Continue reading

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Now I sit, me blog to write …

Greetings! As I hitch my rather large frame to the blog wagon, I marvel at the fact that the last time I did this was January fifth! At first this was to be a weekly epistle, then monthly, and now … Continue reading

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Greetings Friends – I hope you had the Merriest of Christmases and the Happiest of New Years! 2016 has appeared in our headlights while 2015 disappears in our rear view mirrors! Let’s move right into the update … Music News … Continue reading

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Let the Vacay Begin …

Happy December! Autumn has been incredibly busy with school and travel. Here are some of the highlights: Travel/Opera It was off to Philadelphia to be present for Alek’s first foray into a bit heavier fach as Alfredo in Verdi’s La … Continue reading

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After several weeks, here’s the Fall TBR update …

Greetings! I’m still here! Incredibly busy through the middle of the semester. I will divide the news into a series of short(er) blogs. We’ll start with the Fall “To Be Read” (TBR) update. There are ten books to be read … Continue reading

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Long time, no blog … then there were two!

Welcome to the launch of the 2015 Fall To Be Read list! Hello everyone! As you saw in my previous post, the summer list finished with Blood on the Sand, the second book in a trilogy of medieval historical fiction by the brilliant Michael … Continue reading

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The Summer Reading List Comes to a Thrilling End …

Hello everyone! It’s the end of summer and the summer TBR list has been completed. I finished up with the medieval thriller Blood on the Sand by brilliant author Michael Jecks! If, like me, you’re a  mystery/thriller devotee, I hope you … Continue reading

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Quick Summer TBR Update …

Greetings! I finished Jan Willem Van De Wetering’s Hard Rain. It was a quirky and sometimes confusing saga featuring de Wetering’s usual cast of characters. The ending, however, was satisfying because the bad guys got their comeuppance! (Oops – spoiler … Continue reading

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