onward. upward.


After church yesterday, an elderly couple accosted me and complimented me on my playing, They are snow birds back from their winter abode. They told me they were glad I was there as the musician. I mention it to off set my whining here. I sometimes feel like I am performing to a void, that what I am doing is not being noticed.

Yesterday the pre-service crowd noise persisted into the first two stanzas of the opening hymn. I could hear the buzz as I lifted my hands to phrase between stanzas. Sigh. However, the participation quickly rose and remained strong for most parts of the rest of the service. I wish I could have been a bit more seductive in my accompaniment of the first hymn. Realizing that many of the people in the room were not with me, I plowed ahead.

Ah well. It’s hard not to be discouraged after a wedding like we had Saturday.

Onward. Upward.

New words notes March 2016 | Oxford English Dictionary

Quarterly update. Apparently this and the embedded links are available online to everyone. Excellent. I put this link up on Facebooger.

Unless You’re Oprah, ‘Be Yourself’ Is Terrible Advice. – The New York Times

I’m not sure exactly what I think about this. I know I’m guilty off crossing boundaries that seem to be what this writer means by being yourself. At least I used to do this more. Now I’m a bit better at keeping the old trap shut. Hey. I just said A BIT better.

No-Knead Bread Recipe – NYT Cooking

This is self described as one of the NYT’s most popular recipes. I like kneading.

In Turkey, a Syrian Child ‘Has to Work to Survive’ – The New York Times

Child labor instead of education. Nice.

The Ultimate Veggie Burger Recipe – NYT Cooking

This keeps popping up on my Facebooger feed. I finally bookmarked it. Looks complicated.


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