Category Archives: Bloomington, Indiana

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

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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

Consider the Lilies

The lilies in our front yard neither toil nor spin, but it does take a lot of effort to protect them from the deer. In the four years since buying this house, we’ve never seen this particular lily bloom because … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Alzheimer’s Resource Center

As the year comes to a close, I’m wrapping up a variety of projects, including the first delivery of shawls to the Alzheimer’s Resource Center at Indiana University Health Bloomington. It was a pleasure to meet Dayna¬† Thompson, the Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

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