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…And He Shall Rei – ei – ei – ei – eign…

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  I was singing the Alto part of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s “Messiah” – like you do – on my way to work this evening.  Suddenly I was transported back to my college years when I performed “Messiah” in a chorus competition in northeast Colorado.   Left my Missouri college dorm on a Thursday […]

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How Do You Get to Fort Courage?

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          Someone asked me for directions today. I told him, “That’s easy.  You take a right at the rock that looks like a bear, then a left at the bear that looks like a rock…” My teachers were right when they said that studying the ‘classics’ would serve me my entire […]

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Everyone’s Famous on the Internet

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  I plugged my name into the internet and this photo popped up. I’ve never seen it before, but it was taken my freshman year in college.  The college had a Summer Stock regional theater associated with it. I was 16 years old (yes – I was a 16-year-old college freshman – I haz a […]

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Day-By-Day, I Am a Nutjob

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I find myself singing quietly while on line or at work or other inappropriate places. (Seriously, if I had had children, right about now they would need surgery for the chronic eye-rolling.) Last week, I’m on line in the grocery store singing “God Save the People” from Godspell, quietly, to myself. However, I realize with […]

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Noxema 1969

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Just opened a new jar of Noxema…mmmm…know what it smells like? It smells like riding your banana-seated Schwinn bike up and down Van Riper and Mahar Avenues, like Bobby Sherman and The Monkees, like watching “My Three Sons” on Saturday nights and “Family Affair” on Monday nights, like big yellow forsythia bushes growing in a […]

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