A-to-Z Challenge: Madrigal

It’s a wonderful time when you sit down around the table for dinner and discuss life. No matter where you are, it gives the semblance of normalcy to my crazy world. Melina Kanakaredes I have been blessed to have experienced a madrigal dinner twice in my life. The first time was in high school. It…

A-to-Z Challenge: Justice

Hello everyone! Lady Justice wants to say hello as well. This morning I read an article from opendemocracy.net : Six boys, one cop, and the road to restorative justice I’ve been meaning to explore a concept that caught my attention a few years ago. My former ethics professor once told us there was a Fulbright…

#Haibun – A Bishop’s Walk

“My hair may turn white as frost before I return from those fabled places – or maybe I won’t return at all.”, ” … I felt three thousand miles rushing through my heart, the whole world only a dream.“ Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), Narrow Road to the Interior  Take a lonely path Beyond the arch, his…

Freedom of Expression – Melody

Richa over at iScriblr has picked “Melody” as this week’s prompt word for her challenge “Freedom of Expression“. This is a feel-good prompt for me as melodies bring back all sorts of memories. “From the glow of enthusiasm I let the melody escape. I pursue it. Breathless I catch up with it. It flies again;…

30-Day Song Challenge: Day 30

Who am I right now? That’s a good question! So the finale of this challenge is a song that reminds me of myself! Of course, it just can’t be one! I’m a multi-faceted person! 😀 There are times when I wonder if that’s difficult to do since I sometimes find myself trying to be like…

30-Day Song Challenge: Day 29

Today’s challenge is a song that reminds you of your childhood. I think of a lot of kid films, musicals, and sing-a-longs. 🙂 The music from the “Sound of Music” was a staple in my childhood. Edelweiss, sang by Christopher Plummer, is very touching. I played this on the piano often. I sang a lot…

30-Day Song Challenge: Day 28

Hello and good morning! Hope you enjoyed your holiday so far! Today’s challenge is an artist whose voice you love. I love Jackie Evancho’s angelic soprano voice! I can listen to her all day. Perhaps, it’s because I wish I had a soprano voice to be with the rest of the girls in my choir…

30-Day Song Challenge: Day 27

This song challenge is quite the emotional roller coaster! Next up is a song that is detrimental to your heart if you understand the context. I will keep this to a bare minimum because I need to go yet again for more festivities! My relaxation for the day is in enjoying the wonderful food and…

30-Day Song Challenge: Day 26

There are many songs that make me want to fall in love. A lot of country songs have beautiful love lyrics. Living in the lone star state all my life, I’ve had my fair share of western dances to country songs. Before I sound too sappy and cheesy, I’ll just share four country songs and…

30-Day Song Challenge: Day 25

“There’s always haters, no matter what you’re doing. Whether they’re complaining that everything you do sounds the same, or it’s too different. I love DJing, I do. I love everything that comes with it; it’s fun and it’s kind of glamorous. I’m a DJ. I get the party started.” Avicii Merry Christmas to my blogging…