Category Archives: Bloomington, Indiana

An Afternoon Walk Across Campus

This afternoon I left my car at a nearby park and walked to Indiana University to buy some theatre tickets. While it’s possible to drive on campus, and to find parking, I wanted to enjoy a beautiful late summer’s day … Continue reading

Posted in Bloomington, Indiana, Indiana University, Libraries

Adventures with the Bloomington Brass Band

Happy Labor Day! Our hot, humid summer may be drawing to a close, but my musical adventures continue full speed. On Saturday I played French horn in the Bloomington Community Band’s performance at the 4th Street Fair of Arts and … Continue reading

Posted in Bloomington, Indiana, brass band, holidays, music

Carrie Newcomer and a Community of Friends

Yesterday after a week of high heat and humidity the weather cooperated by giving us a perfect evening for an outdoor concert by one of my favorite singer/songwriters, Carrie Newcomer. Tension evaporated as the richness of her voice and the … Continue reading

Posted in Bloomington, Indiana, music

It’s beginning to look (and sound and taste) a lot like Christmas

Wednesday we had our first snow, the beautiful, wet, heavy kind that makes perfect snow people and snowballs. It’s the kind of weather I associate with the Christmases of my childhood, when my brother and I made snow forts and … Continue reading

Posted in Bloomington, Indiana, Christmas, Indiana University

Making History

Early voting began this week in Indiana, and today Deb and I took our friend Nancy, 90 years young, to cast her ballot. She’s elated to have lived long enough to see a woman running for President on a major … Continue reading

Posted in Bloomington, Indiana, friendship

Brighten the Corner Where You Live

Our local newspaper publishes a column of volunteer opportunities. In the past, I’ve volunteered for a variety of things, including picking up shot put balls for a track and field event (I found myself wishing the participants didn’t take so … Continue reading

Posted in Bloomington, Indiana, Knitting, Volunteer Activities | 1 Comment

Write by the Lake, Kentucky Music Festival and other Summertime Fun

Years ago I remember writing “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” essays when I returned to school in the fall. At the time, I envied children whose families took vacations, traveling west to the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, and Disneyland. … Continue reading

Posted in Bloomington, Indiana, Dulcimer music and groups, Gardening, music, Travel, Writing