Music Fridays: Thanksgiving Song

Thanksgiving looked very different for many of us this year. I’ve been trying to remember what I did last year though and honestly cannot remember anything about the holiday other than the few days immediately after. That’s when some of the kids were in town and we got the news about the first grandchild that…

Music Fridays: Mixed Emotions

This week’s musical post is a short playlist that adds music and lyrics to the emotions that have been wreaking havoc with me over the last six months and particularly the last two months. These musicians and writers have been made me cry when I hear these songs or feel a little bit of nostalgia…

Music Fridays: Keep your Hands to Yourself

Earlier this week I was listening to an 80s playlist, 1987’s Rock Hits to be precise, while I worked. I found myself singing along and taking little dance breaks in my home office or in the kitchen while I warmed up my coffee. I’d forgotten how much I loved this music when it was on…

Music Fridays: Ay, mi Panamá

November is “Més de la Patria” in Panamá, or “Month of the Homeland,” because of the many national holidays that take place this month, with three of them just in the first week. This article has a pretty good summary and explanation of each: November is holiday month in Panamá Below is a cute video…

Music Fridays: Our Piano Man

I wanted to write a poem for my dad.There’s so much about him I want you to know. He loved his family, his children, his wife. His grandchildren were his pride and joy. He carried the weight of his familyon his shoulders; everyone counted on him. He loved to play dominoes and the menhe played with…

Music Fridays: Me Without You

Papers are signed and we’re another step closer to being divorced. Again, for both of us. This will be my second divorce and it will be his as well. I don’t know whether he will ever marry again, live with someone, or even put together a romantic playlist like the one we created when I…

Music Fridays: Know Your Worth

This song is on my “Keep it positive” playlist and is all I have for today. Know your worth, ladies (and gentlemen). Have a great weekend!

Music Fridays: Hard Times Come Again No More

I will admit I had not heard this song before until I heard a new cover about a month or two ago. Or at least I don’t remember hearing it. When I went looking for a video of that version I found out that this is an old Stephen Foster song covered by many artists…