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Category Archives: Humor and Entertainment and Music

slow slow – quick quick


Cab Driver

I grew up listening to the Mills Brothers; think my mother had every LP they ever recorded.  I love their music and love the memories that surface.

Keep a’ inchin’ along

Fisk University opened in Nashville in 1866 as the first American university to offer a liberal arts education to “young men and women irrespective of color.” Five years later the school was in dire financial straits.

George L. White, Fisk treasurer and music professor then, created a nine-member choral ensemble of students and took it on tour to earn money for the University. The group left campus on October 6, 1871. Jubilee Day is celebrated annually on October 6 to commemorate this historic day.

thoughts on a rainy day

Java Jive

A Social Drink The proliferation of coffeehouses established a pattern that continues through to this day. First, coffee is a social drink, often enjoyed in public. Second, countries whose climate doesn’t allow them to produce coffee are the greatest consumers of coffee beans (to use botanically incorrect term). Coffee grows at high altitudes within the tropics – think of mountainous countries that hug the equator, like Colombia and Kenya, or India and Indonesia – but coffee culture is strongest in United States, Europe (especially northern countries like Denmark and Sweden) and, in what might come as a surprise to many, Japan, which recently leapfrogged Italy and France to become the world’s third-largest coffee importer. The notable exception is Brazil, which is the world’s largest producer of coffee and the second-greatest consumer.

My friends and family – The Lord Bless You and Keep You

Hard Times Come Again No More

Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree

remembering the Special Together Times


I love everybody

one day I’ll fly away

Goodbye – Jasmine – Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden

If you love jazz . . . as I love jazz . . you will find this piece so very moving . . .


Here I Am, Lord

Welcome Home!

Breaking into song

Fill my cup, Lord

Twelve Days (almost)

Feliz Navidad

O come all ye faithful

abide with me

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; so neither can ye, except ye abide in me.

John 15:4