Month: June 2016

Rising Sun

First day of master swim. Dawn arrived thick, warm already, hardly any breeze. The sky was grayish-blue. The lane lines formed, we entered the water wordlessly, pushed off from the edge of the pool to swim a length and back and again. By the end of the hour, the sun glowed diamond-brilliant, its rays glistening on the near horizon. Last… Read more →

Turning 45

The numbers keep climbing, and as my father says, “It’s better than the alternative.” I’m growing older. That’s a good thing, right? And as the numbers click higher each year, and I blow out candles and make wishes for health, happiness and love, I feel like I’m racing to a finish line lurking somewhere out there but I don’t know… Read more →

Two Sides of a Coin

As I sat on the hard wooden bench of the family court this week, awaiting resolution of my own issue, I watched the machinations of the people sitting before the judge. Their arguments, their pleas, their cries for help or for hatred or for recognition. One case featured a man with an attorney and his ex-wife representing herself. The judge… Read more →

Why We Teach Music

  Late-day sun slanted into the high windows of the old school building. Detroit Waldorf. Indian Village. June 3, 2016. It was the third night of school programs, recitals, finishes, for my children. My husband, parents, and I sat on hard wooden folding seats in the auditorium as the third, fourth, fifth grades and then the middle-schoolers, walked in wearing… Read more →