Mama Kat’s Losin It is a blog I’ve been following for a while. Once a week, she does a Writer’s Workshop and hands out prompts. This week there are two I’ll be writing on… one today, and another tomorrow. They were technically written on Saturday afternoon, but who needs to know that that “schedule’ button on WordPress is my favourite thing?Pick five favourite Christmas songs…....more
One of the things we discover as we get older is that we are never “done.” There is always something new to learn. There are always ways to improve ourselves so that we keep growing, at least in a figurative sense.There are plenty of ways for us to improve or polish our skills whether we’re 20, 30, or over 40. One of the most popular ways this manifests itself is when you learn to play a new instrument (or when you pick up an instrument you dropped as a kid).Learning an Instrument: Never “Too Old”Whether you’ve decided to try the piano or the ukulele (it’s cool, I’m impressed by Amanda Palmer’s Ukulele Anthem, too), it’s never too late and you’re never too old. Here are some things that you need to consider if you want to be able to master your chosen instrument....more
I wrote a post earlier this year in reference to Beyonce's Super Bowl halftime show in which I asked all kinds of questions about whether her performance was empowering or objectifying. I recalled that post today when I saw a news item about her new video, Drunk in Love, which features her husband, Jay-Z. Out of curiosity about how she is presenting herself now, I decided to watch....more
Christmas is definitely my favorite holiday hands down. I am excited to delve in and learn/re-learn things about the advent season as I read books to my son this month. I'll let you know if I find any really good ones for little people.
Here are some of my favorite Christmas jams to get you in the spirit, my top 10 favorites. Enjoy!
Every time. Every single time. Perhaps because they're beautiful, meaningful, perfect. Or because they speak to my heart. Maybe because they draw out a deliciously aching, perfectly wistful, sweetly nostalgic feeling of longing. Or because they explode with joy and triumph and make me want to dance. Because of this, and this, and this, it's impossible for me to listen just once... I am greedy, I want more, and so I must go back for seconds.