The Poetry of Music

When a music show sends you on a pleasant flashback to 30 years ago and compels you to record an audio on your way to work, you share it. Or at least I do, The other morning, I was going about my usual daily routine – my 50-minute commute to work – and singing along to Underground Garage on SiriusXM with delightful host Michael DesBarres. He made a comment...

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Meet Some Serious Dreammakers — and Your Favorite Rays!

Sometimes in life we come full circle. I had a chance to first meet up with The Children’s Dream Fund back in 2008 when I was the editor for a local women’s magazine and our publication was one of the media sponsors for the nonprofit’s fashion fundraiser Rays on the Runway. At the time, the group was holding the event on Father’s Day as a great...

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Meet a Nonprofit Bringing Sun, Fun and Music to Tampa This Weekend

Recently, I had the pleasure to learn about a fairly young nonprofit in the Tampa Bay area focused on bringing performing arts to all kids across the Bay area. The group, Transcending Elements, launched in 2016 and is determined to provide music, dance and eventually, theater instruction and performance opportunities to underserved youth in the community who cannot...

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Great American Read ~ Reviews: FRANKENSTEIN

Wondering where I am in the the Great American Read Summer Challenge 2018  that launched in May? Not quite as far as I hoped to be. Part of the reason has been work but also the book at the center of this week’s latest review. Let’s just say that I wasn’t able to read this one quite as quickly and smoothly as previous titles. In fact, GoodReads would...

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New Article about Upcoming Dunedin Orange Festival

This weekend, Dunedin neighbors will be coming together to celebrate all things orange, and any of my local readers across the Tampa Bay area are invited to join them. Read my latest article at DestinationTampaBay.com about this ninth annual community event filled with great food, craft beer, games, giveaways and live entertainment.  Best of all, proceeds will benefit...

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Celebrating First Half of #DailyPics Photo-Song Challenge

Those of you who have followed me on Facebook or Twitter know that for several years I used to post a regular #SongOfTheDay. In 2017, I decided it would be my last year of carrying out this daily duty and opted to go with a new, more visual regularly-scheduled social media activity – and a throwback to an earlier online photo-a-day blog that I had once completed...

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