Glancing Backward, Musically Speaking, in Order to Look Ahead

This is the time of year when the supporters of self-help, the boosters of betterment, the promoters of purposefulness, and everyone else who exalts in the ethics of uplift, start hymning the glories of making New Year’s resolutions. Oh, joy. The general belief is that the start of a new calendar year affords a kind… Continue reading Glancing Backward, Musically Speaking, in Order to Look Ahead

There's Something About Fireflies

As summer nears its unofficial end, at least here in the Mid-Atlantic where I live, I have begun to notice signs that things are about to change. For instance, this morning a dozen or more golden and brown leaves appeared on the hood of my car. The noonday sun doesn’t stand directly overhead anymore and… Continue reading There's Something About Fireflies