Music Fridays: Love Again

Maybe I don’t need an explanation for this week’s pick. It’s another performance from Dua Lipa’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert (home edition) appearance last year. I was doing something around my place late last week, as usual I had music playing, when this song came on. A lyric caught my attention: So many nights, my…

Music Fridays: We Can Do Hard Things

Last spring I was one of the millions (billions?) of people who read Glennon Doyle’s Untamed and saw myself (and my daughter, my friends) in Glennon’s stories. I was barely through the first couple of chapters when I knew I had to pass it along to my daughter. This was right before the pandemic, right…

Music Fridays: Love and Happiness

Today’s post is a brief one. I’m getting ready for company so a last-minute check to make sure the place is clean and tidy is in order. I’m so excited. I’m seeing family I haven’t seen in over a year (like so many of us), plus I get to meet baby Louis in person! Only…

Music Fridays: Miss Independent

The song I’m sharing with you today is from my favorite American Idol, Kelly Clarkson. (I can’t believe this song is already 18 years old.) I was looking for something that I could tie into the July 4th weekend when I thought of this song. As I listened to it this morning with my new-found…

Music Fridays: Joy

I first introduced you to Joy Oladokun in my first Music Friday post of 2021 after finding her on an NPR list. If you haven’t already, download her new album now. You won’t regret it. I see bright things ahead for her. Have a great weekend. Get yourself some Joy.

Music Fridays: Most of All

People have always told me I look just like my dad. When you’re young, and a girl, you’re not exactly happy to hear that. But over time I’ve come to accept that fact and appreciate it. It’s just one of the things I inherited from my dad. A love of music, photography, good food, are a few others.

Music Fridays: Soak up the Sun

By the time you read this post, I’ll be either halfway there, or will already be dipping my feet in the ocean, and looking for sun to soak up. I consider myself pretty luck to already be headed back to see my friend, the ocean. I saw it briefly last April, and had a cold…

Music Fridays: Something Different

A friend shared this poem with me last week because he thought I would find it inspiring. He was right. This poem was written by 14-year old Kevyn Carter-Long, the daughter of one of his colleagues. I’m sharing it here today as my “Music Fridays” entry because it’s all about music and it eloquently describes…

Music Fridays: A Threesome with George

George Michael was one of my favorite artists. He was such a talented songwriter and performer. I was heartbroken when he passed away Christmas 2016. I consider myself lucky to have seen him perform life. I was at the first show of his first US tour in 1988 and loved every minute of it. Yesterday…