Category Archives: music

The Soundtrack of My Life

Listening to music is how I revisit memories, deal with grief and regret, and create a safe place to feel whatever kinds of emotions I need to feel. I was born in 1967, so I was just getting old enough … Continue reading

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Celebrating Creativity

Dealing with chronic illness is a creative project: chronic healing.Chronic healing is dancing with the chronic illness monster.–Kate Wolfe-Jenson Kate Wolfe-Jenson is a creativity celebrant who blogs at and She founded Creative Experiments, Inc. since creative experiments had … Continue reading

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Hold Fast to Dreams

I know some people with disabilities HATE the song “The Impossible Dream.”They hate it because they feel stereotyped and condescended to. It makes them think of Jerry’s Kids and Heidi or the book The Secret Garden. People with disabilities DON’T … Continue reading

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Passion in Whatever Art You Pursue

I haven’t said much about musicians, because I’m not much of a singer. I’ve got a video that shows someone sharing his “passion, creativity, and courage.” Guess who? These beautiful songs show why we need art and music in our … Continue reading

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To the People in My Life

I have lingered among every bit of Prince memories that I could access for the last two days. As a friend just mentioned to me, it might be veering toward wallowing. I accepted her words because I figured out earlier … Continue reading

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Making Music Touches Hearts

  NPR Music has chosen a winner for the Tiny Desk Contest. Her name is Gaelynn Lea, and she is from Duluth, MN. The haunting violin strains and melody of her song “Someday We’ll Linger in the Sun” stood out … Continue reading

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