And the Great World Spins

It’s been a year and spring has returned. Many of us are vaccinated or on our way. Time moves strangely. My head is feels so full. I am glad for the warmth of a sunny day like today and these words again. At the height of the deadly pandemic, nature seems all the more quietly […]

One Year Later: The Exercise

Dear Kirsten… Write a letter to yourself one year ago (yourself in Spring 2020 when the pandemic first really hit us).  What would you say to yourself about the year to follow? What turned out better or worse in the past year? Go into details (“you don’t know it yet, but”…and fill in the blanks). […]

There’s a World: The Exercise

Listen to the prologue. Be in two places at once! Play with the idea of an alternate storyline or universe in your life–a parallel dimension happening at the same time but with different outcomes. In your exercise, repeat the phrase, “there’s a world” and describe all that’s happening in that world from your point of […]

Five Star

Inspired by the intro to this podcast where everything from a gift card to a ball of yarn received full stars! Review the smallest lows or biggest joys: the blades of grass, the shape of clouds, a shadow, a meal, a bit of architecture, an object, a pattern, the et cetera and the stuff of […]

Dear Maxx

Dear 2019 Maxx,  It is late August where you are and you are probably getting ready for the fall at Salve. No way, you are already a sophomore! Crazy to think, right? I don’t want to rain on your parade or anything but I have bad news for you that will definitely be a burden […]

Avalon Guitar Company

To Our Valued Customers What times we live in. We have seen stores close, businesses shutter, and workers file for unemployment. That’s not to mention the sickness infecting the world around us. Strange, indeed. We at Avalon Guitar Company are doing our best to avoid layoffs for as long as possible. A commitment to our […]

In My Room

Musicians playing for us from their homes More “In My Room” from Rolling Stone Mag Musicians play “The Weight”