How am I so tired and it's only Monday??
Hey, it's Monday again/already! What do you do when your last nerve is frayed and you just feel like banging your head against the wall because life won't let you pause for breath and the hits just keep coming? It's been one of those days -- one of a string of several of those days … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: November 4, 2019
Well, here we are at the end of another Monday. 🙂 How are y'all? Fall is always a busy time of year for us (the kids have their annual checkups, school is in full swing, and I'm currently trying to get my art stuff off the ground, so I've got craft shows and projects galore … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: September 23, 2019
Dear Mr. S., It's Teacher Appreciation Week, and I've been reflecting on the many great educators who have touched my life over the years. I was very fortunate, from grade school through college, to experience the wisdom and kindness of several amazing teachers and professors. The good far outnumbered the mediocre or bad. But it … Continue reading Teacher Appreciation Lifetime
My favorite musical? Even easier to answer than my favorite Shakespeare play (Much Ado About Nothing). Les Miserables. Specific performance? The 10th Anniversary Dream Cast, of course. Philip Quast? Michael Ball? Colm Wilkinson?? Yes, please and thank you!! I have two "watching Les Mis" modes: the one where I sing with gusto (even the songs … Continue reading Les Mis for Life
Music is absolutely one of my favorite parts of being alive, of being human and here right now. I sing (a lot -- sorry, kids). I listen. I break the "play" and "replay" buttons on new albums that delight my ears and old favorites, as comfortable as my favorite shirt but as familiarly exciting as … Continue reading Soul-clearing Song
Sometimes you read something that's so unexpectedly profound and resonant that you have to just stop all the things for a bit and take it in. That was me this morning, stumbling across "Sometimes a Wild God" by Tom Hirons. (Go ahead...I'll wait.) ... I've been wrestling (again) lately with something I think we all … Continue reading When You Stop Fighting