small miracles




The ruby-throated hummingbird is a wonder of migration. Every winter it makes an amazing journey. Some have been known to make a journey of 2500 miles or more, from Alaska to Central America. Because of it, the hummingbird is a symbol for accomplishing that which seems impossible. It will teach you how to find the miracle of joyful living from your own life circumstances.

~Pablo Neruda (1904 – 1973)

in circles


And the seasons they go ’round and ’round

And the painted ponies go up and down

We’re captive on the carousel of time

We can’t return we can only look behind

From where we came

And go round and round and round

In the circle game


~Joni Mitchell


we came across this fantastic little carousel on the Greenway in Boston

on Saturday night

Joni Mitchell’s song immediately popped into my head!


Andy is off to paradise this morning

spending ten days in Hawaii with his friends Bonnie and Ruth

staying with Ruth’s grandmother (Granny Miyamoto) in her house on the beach

looking forward to exploring Diamondhead and Pearl Harbor

surfing and spear fishing

and luaus!

I’m hoping he takes lots of photos

so I can share them with you.

27 years!


It was our wedding anniversary yesterday

we spent the afternoon and evening on the Boston Waterfront

It was a beautiful day to be by the harbor

we walked miles along the Harbor Walk

through Fort Point and along the channel

and explored the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway

enjoyed dinner on the pier

and made a stop at my favorite bakery

for the best scones and banana bread

which we saved for breakfast this morning


a joyous 25 years!



It started as a little music class housed in a local church.  It grew and grew and within a few years, with generous community support, they were able to purchase their own facility

Our community music school

where my son Andy enjoyed many violin lessons, coachings and concerts

Our home away from home

Last night, The Joy of Music Program celebrated it’s 25th anniversary

Students, teachers, and alumni participated in a beautiful concert

Ensembles, jazz groups and the Joy of Music Orchestra put on a fantastic show

It was a wonderful night to reconnect with friends

and celebrate the joy of music!