Monthly Archives: December 2014

This New Guitar

I twisted the peg, checked the tone. Way too low. “Other direction, Rochat,” I muttered as I begin to reverse the tuning on the guitar. Better … better … perfect. I smiled. Only 70 zillion steps to go. Music’s never … Continue reading

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Bringing the Year to Book

With the exception of the Muppet version, my Mom has never really liked “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” It makes sense. Musically, it’s the holiday equivalent of “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall.” Logistically, it strikes a little too … Continue reading

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Christmas Presence

“He had eaten most, talked most and laughed most. But now he simply was not there at all!” — J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Hobbit”   Every year, my sisters and I knew that to wake up Christmas, we had to wake … Continue reading

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Beginning to See the Light

For the third time in four nights, Missy and I hit the road. And as we drove, the nightly refrain again rang out. “Look a’ that!” Missy’s finger shot out to indicate a brilliantly decorated home and yard, accented by … Continue reading

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I Didn’t Mean To … And I Love It

Three things in life have the gift of utter invisibility: the second half of a pair of socks, the car keys when you’re 20 minutes late, and the last box of Christmas tree ornaments. “Not in the garage … not … Continue reading

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