Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Lost Art of Reading

Is reading becoming a lost art? Should we read? Why do we read? How do we read? In our increasingly complicated technological society, it’s imperative to read. We’re bombarded with words at every turn, tweet, Facebook post and blog entry. … Continue reading

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There are three of us in my family:  my mom, her brother and me.  They’re part of Tom Brokaw’s “Greatest Generation” and deserve to be.  Though my uncle continues to experience a myriad of health problems and related surgeries, his … Continue reading

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Holiday music…and Romance

“Frosted windowpanes, candles gleaming inside…,” “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…,” “Adeste fideles, laeti triumphantes…,”  “O Holy Night…”  These are just a few opening lines from some of my holiday favorites.  I have a penchant for rich voices so I tend to … Continue reading

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