Hospice Moments

Today I went to hospice as I normally do on Tuesdays. While I was playing in the living room I could see the patient in the room to my left “conducting” the music as I played which I thought was wonderful. I went in to check if there was anything specific I could play for […]

Strange but True

I was thrilled to discover that my “Strange But True Harp Story” regarding my appendix-wedding adventure was featured in the latest issue of the Harp Column. Not that I’d like to relive the adventure but it did make for a fun story and a free subscription renewal to a great magazine.

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Wine and music

Last night we drove to Altus, Arkansas to a meeting of the Arkansas Wine Growers Association. It was a lovely group and I got to meet several of the family members who are among the big names in Arkansas wines. I played during the cocktail and dinner time and I was set up close to […]

Medical stuff

We spent the week in Kansas City dealing with medical issues. My lovely father-in-law has been in an Alzheimer’s nursing home unit for the past couple of years and has now been enrolled in hospice. It was an interesting experience for me to be briefed on hospice as a member of the family. It was […]

Website update

As I have briefly mentioned I’ve been struggling with what to do to update my website. I finally decided to hire a professional. Sometimes that turns out to be the most cost effective thing even if it feels more expensive at the beginning. I’ve already wasted a lot of time and money getting nowhere and […]

Holidays approach

I am generally one who doesn’t approve of the Christmas ads that come out the day after Halloween…or before… However, when it comes to practicing Christmas songs to prepare for the holiday season, we harpists start early. So I’ve been working hard on polishing up the old songs and learning some new ones. Of course, […]

GO HOGS!!

I went a little crazy this week in the midst of learning all of the new software and decided to do something different. I learned and arranged the University of Arkansas Fight Song to play on my harp. It was a challenge because of the key and the lever changes that are necessary on the […]

A different hospice

Today was a first. I went on my usual Tuesday morning trek to Circle of Life Hospice and they didn’t have a single patient on site. I’ve played for a solo patient before but have never left because they were empty. Unfortunately, hospice isn’t a business where you expect to run out of clients very […]

Grrrr….

Some days I hate technology. Network Solutions, if you are listening, this web-builder site is making me crazy. I’ve got to get something else up and running.

New Harps

My youngest student is coming today with her new harp!! It is so exciting when a student gets their first “real” harp. I have two small lap harps that I am able to loan to students while they are first starting. They aren’t great but they do give someone a chance to test out the […]